This year, Northeast Wisconsin has experienced an unusually dry spring and wet summer. With many people on vacation during the summer months, returning home to water damage can be a nightmare. Sump pump failure is a leading cause of basement flooding and can be a costly problem if not handled properly.
At CCS Property Services, we recently helped a homeowner with water damage cleanup caused by sump pump failure. Unfortunately, the homeowner’s insurance policy did not cover sump pump failure, leaving them to foot the bill on their own. We removed the flooring, contents, and dried out the basement. We also sanitized and applied a topical barrier to prevent mold growth. It’s important to dry out contents quickly as mold can grow in as little as 48 hours.
To prevent sump pump failure, we recommend having a backup plan in place. In a previous blog post, “Sump Pump Failures Happen – Are You Covered in Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy,” we suggested installing a dual sump pump with a battery backup. This type of system ensures that your basement stays dry even if the primary sump pump fails.
As experts in the industry, we understand the frustrations of dealing with sump pump failure. That’s why we’re available 24/7 for water emergencies. If you experience water damage caused by sump pump failure, don’t hesitate to call us at 920.435.2288. We have the highest rated Google reviews in the industry.
In conclusion, protecting your home from water damage caused by sump pump failure is crucial. Having a backup plan in place can save you time and money in the long run. At CCS Property Services, we’re committed to helping our community protect their homes and investments.