Our prayers are with the Caribbean and everyone who was and will be affected by Hurricane Dorian. Seeing the first photos and video of the devastation that occurred brings into perspective our daily problems and causes us to hug our loved ones that much closer. As much of the southern east coast evacuates, we brace ourselves with them and pray for the best outcome with this storm.
Whether Dorian makes landfall near our area or not, it's always good to know how to protect your home from the elements as best you can and to be as prepared as possible.
When it comes to plumbing, we recommend a battery back-up sump pump. This type of pump will work once the power goes out, ensuring you don't have a flood to deal with on top of a nasty storm and losing power. We install this system often and recommend it over a pump that will only work if the power to your home is on.
If you already have a sump pump make sure the pump is functional and the pit and drain are clear of debris. To check your pump, pour water into the pit until the float causes the pump to come on. Watch as the pump works to remove the water and be sure it does. After a major storm, be sure to check your plumbing as well as the rest of your home to ensure everything is working properly and is free from damage. Cracks or leaks will need to be addressed immediately so no further damage is done.
As always, thank you for your continued business and support.