Keeping Your Sump Pump Properly Maintained

shaking handsThe recent flooding here in Ottawa, Quebec and the surrounding areas affected a great many people and their family and friends. The one good thing that did come out of this particular situation was a sense of ‘helping thy neighbour’ whether through volunteering efforts to help manage the flooding or providing food and a safe, dry and clean place to stay. Another silver lining to these events is the awareness created of the possibility of these type of emergencies occurring in the first place.

If you have a sump pump, it’s important to keep it properly maintained.

“Sump pumps, on the whole, are quite reliable. But as with any other important piece of equipment, regular maintenance is always a good idea.

sump pumpAnother important point is the sump pump’s power supply.┬áThe fact that sump pumps rely on electricity to operate does make them vulnerable in the event of a power outage. Fortunately, there are backup options available.” (Murray Anderson, howstuffworks.com).

At Safari Plumbing, your Ottawa plumbing specialist, we offer a wide range of plumbing services/products including sump pump installation, maintenance and repair.

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