When the winter snow melts, it can mean flooding in homes. Spring can also bring with it more storms and an increased concern with floodwaters. You have a sump pump in your home’s basement or crawlspace to deal with these specific problems. That’s great—it’s one of the best precautions you can take against extensive water damage, building damage, mold growth, and all the rest that comes with water flooding into the lower parts of your house.
But a sump pump that won’t work when you need it to isn’t much good. So before we get any deeper into spring, we recommend you take some basic steps to check on your sump pump.