Prepping Cellar Pumps for Winter
As the country moves into the latter end of the year, the time comes to consider how winter may affect your home. While most prepare for colder temperatures and increased energy bills, those in flood-prone areas should consider how their defences may be impacted. With higher levels of rainfall in winter, ensuring that cellar pumps are geared up and prepared is key to preventing water damage.
As cellar pumps are designed to remove water that is collected through the ground and prevent basements from flooding if they are damaged it could result in costs of thousands if a flood occurs. If heavy rain is forecast, take some time to check all components of the cellar pump are working as they should. Check the pipes for crack and fractures and seek help from a certified cellar pump installer if you spot anything that could inhibit the functionality of your pump.
Ensuring your cellar pump is clear of blockages is absolutely paramount, especially after autumn when the fallen leaves have a tendency to clog regular pipework. As all Stormguard Floodplan’s cellar pumps direct water back through the pipes of the house or to storm drains, it’s also important to check that these are clear and free of blockages so if flash flooding does occur, there’s no back up of water coming through the kitchen sink.
Talk to An Expert
If you are particularly worried about the heavy rains of winter or have any queries about a cellar pump, our team of specialist installers are on hand to help. All of our pumps come with a ten-year guarantee and we are happy to come out and service existing pumps. Just call us on 01260 289 089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org