Milwaukee, WI, March 07, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- While the Milwaukee area is springing ahead into warmer weather next week, the experts at Flat Rate Home Services want you to keep a close eye on your sump pump. While you’re taking in some much needed sun and spending more time outdoors, Flat Rate recommends that you pay attention to your basement as well. A malfunctioning or broken sump pump can lead to thousands of dollars in damage in a very short amount of time.
“During this time of year, when we see a winter’s worth of snow suddenly melting, sump pumps can be forced to work overtime, and if not properly working, can cause flooded basements and damaged property,” says Ryan Gumieny, Vice President of Flat Rate Home Services in New Berlin.
Sump pumps work by pumping out water that has accumulated in a pit, or “crock,” which prevents flooding in your basement. Routine maintenance on your sump pump includes examining and cleaning your pump as well as the crock. After both are cleaned, pouring water directly into the crock will allow you to make sure the discharge hose is working and has no leaks. The water should be carried through the hose, several feet away from your home, to a well-drained area.
If you do not have a sump pump, they are relatively inexpensive. However, pumps should always be installed by a professional. Investing in a reliable pump can save you money in the long-run by reducing water damage and decreasing mold.
Since 1989, Flat Rate Home Services’ goal has always been to become the premier home services provider. Their years of experience serving the entire Southeastern Wisconsin area (including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Washington, and Ozaukee Counties), have made them the trusted plumbing, heating and air conditioning professionals.
For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Shannon Roeglin of Debra Lopez Public Relations at 414-315-1881.