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Battery Backup Sump Pumps For Winston-Salem, NC Homeowners

Winston-Salem is a city in North Carolina with a population around 229,617. It's home to SciWorks, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Old Salem, the Bethabara Historic District, and the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem. This area of the state has rainy springs and it's not uncommon to have pop up storms during the summer season. With its weather, it's no surprise that many Winston-Salem, NC residents struggle to keep their basements dry. It is critical that you get a battery backup sump pump installed to protect your basement from moisture damage.

How Does a Back Up Sump Pump Work?

Sump pumps, in general, work by pumping out abundant amounts of water that collect in basements and crawl spaces to prevent flooding and moisture problems. Why is it important to keep moisture out? Basement or crawl space moisture can lead to a lot of serious problems for your home. The moisture can lead to damage to wooden support beams, floor joists, and to anything you have stored here. Also, the moisture can lead to mold growth, and this has been known to cause everything from asthma attacks to serious skin rashes and allergic reactions.

Sump pumps are installed in a pit in the floor of the basement, and this hole is where water enters. The pump then takes the water and discharges out and away from the foundation of the home so that it can't pool up, seep through the ground, and enter into the home again.

Back up sump pumps, as opposed to the main pump installed in your home, are typically ran off of strong batteries. This is to ensure your basement is kept water-free even if the power goes out. Aside from being a back up during blackouts, it can also replace your primary pump if for some reason the main pump finds itself not working due to mechanical failure.  

If you have a sump pump, but don't have a back up system installed, call Seal-Tite as soon as possible. Aside from installing the back up pump, we can also do maintenance on your primary pump to make sure that it's working like it should.
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Protecting Your Lynchburg Home During Power Outages

Lynchburg, Virginia is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It's situated along the Blue Ridge Mountains by the James River and is a truly beautiful place to live! However, just like any place in the world, power outages can happen - especially during nasty, rainy weather! So, what can you do to make sure that your basement stays dry even when the power is out? Be sure that you get a battery backup sump pump installed that will work when the primary pump stops working since there is no electricity to help it run.

Under normal circumstances, there are numerous ways to protect your basement from water seepage - from the standard sump pump to water alarms, and so on. However, when a power outage occurs, those electrically powered devices aren't going to be able to work like they usually do. You will need to have a backup system in place. 
Preventing Water Seepage in Your Basement
Preparation is key when it comes to preventing water seepage in your Lynchburg basement. If you rely on your electronic sump pumps to protect your home, a power generator is going to need to be set up. If a power generator is out of your budget, then you will need to get a battery operated backup sump pump from Seal-Tite.   
Along with the backup sump pump, you could put a drain or trench system in the basement where water can flow out in case the water starts to build up more quickly than what the pump can handle.
It is important to note that weather is not the only cause of water problems, so make sure your plumbing is up to spec as well. Call a plumber to make sure that pipes are not prone to leaks or bursts, and they are in good working condition.
If you need help in your preparations and preventive measures, be sure to consult one of our professionals at Seal-Tite. We look forward to talking with you soon!
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Sump Pumps in Newport News, VA

Newport News, VA is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metro area. Many local residents work at the Huntington Ingalls Shipbui,lding company, or at the joint U.S. Air Force U.S. Army installation at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Newport News is a very historic and interesting place to live, and if you are a homeowner here, you want to do what you can to protect your beautiful home. To ensure your home continues to be a nice place to live in, be sure your sump pump is in good working order so that your basement or crawl space never floods or has any kind of moisture problems.  

Sump pumps are really important in your basement or CS, and without them, you could have serious problems with water when it rains. This can trigger all kinds of issues in your home. From ruining your home's foundation, to turning the area below your home into a breeding ground for mold, to being a literal cesspool of critter waste and other nasty stuff. Without a sump pump, it's very likely you would be living in a home that's full of floating disease carriers, and your foundation is only going to get weaker and weaker as the moisture becomes more and more noticeable and damaging.

Is it Time for Sump Pump Replacement? 

How old is your sump pump? Was it already set up when you moved in? Sump pumps typically have a 10-year lifespan, so if you suspect yours has been around longer than that, maybe it's time to replace it.  If you moved in recently, and have no idea when the existing sump pump was installed, you can inquire with the previous owner or landlord. However, just to be on the safe side, you can check the pump yourself to see if it still works. All you ave to do is get a bucket of water, open the sump pump, and pour the water into the catch bin. If the pump starts working, then all is good. But, if the water starts to overflow, then you need to have the pump inspected to see where the problem is.  

If you need help with your sump pump, be sure to call Seal-Tite today. We can help make sure your pump is working like it should, and if it's not, we can install a replacement for an affordable price.

Having a working sump pump, as well as a reliable back up sump pump, will ensure your basement or crawl space won’t ever get flooded or experience moisture problems.

So be safe and healthy, make sure your sump pump is reliable and working. Please feel free to get in touch with Seal-Tite ASAP for more information or to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
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