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Sump Pump 101

Published: April 9, 2014
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Sump pumps are used to help prevent basement flooding, and with all of the rain that our area has been getting in the past week, you’ll want to make sure that yours is working properly!! The protection they offer is especially important in finished basements containing recreation rooms, offices and bedrooms. As the water table rises and falls through the seasons, the pump collects excess water and moves it away from your home’s foundation. A variety of pumps and sizes are available, including water powered and battery powered back up models for use in areas prone to power outages. Tiger is happy to evaluate your needs and help you select the correct sump pump for your home.

Rainy DayMany of us take for granted that we have a sump pump and that it works effectively. Some of us don’t even know what a sump pump looks like, but when a water problem arises in our home, we soon realize their importance. Although sump pumps have a lifespan of 5 to 7 years, they may fail unexpectedly for various reasons. If you are having trouble with yours, call us right away at 866-TIGER70.

How do you know if you need a backup sump pump? Well, if your basement floods during the winter months and you live in an area where floods and thunderstorms usually knock out the power, then you may want to look into buying a backup sump pump that can work on its own power. A sump pump that runs on its power is considered to be a support pump. That is to say, it is used together with your primary pump. Should your primary pump fail, this back up sump pump will start.

Tiger offers a variety of types, brands and accessories for sump pumps. Call us today or visit TrustTiger.com to learn more!

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