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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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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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