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Most homes in the Kansas City area have sump pumps to pump out any excess water in case of a flood from weather or broken pipes. It does not take long for water to destroy a home, so it is important to maintain your sump pump year round.

Be sure to test the sump pump every couple of months to ensure everything is still in working condition. How do you do this? It’s easy, take a few old milk cartons, or an extra bucket and fill them with water. Then pour the water into the pit area. Sump pumps have sensors that will sense the water, turn on and pump the water out. We recommend you do this at least once a quarter. This way you are prepared for each season.

At PierGenius, we always recommend your sump pump have a battery backup. Battery backups will manage the sump pump in case of a power outage. If you think about it, Thunderstorms are typically when power will go out, so having a battery backup ensures that your sump pump can protect your house from water even if the storms cause a power outage.

Sump pumps are an important and easy way to protect your home from water. Contact us today for more information on sump pumps.