Spring’s warmer weather and blooming flowers are officially upon us, but it also brings the risk of flooding. As winter’s snow and ice melt, the excess water can cause destruction to homes and businesses, including damage and loss of property. Fortunately, there are ways to prepare for and prevent the damage caused by spring flooding. Investing in Little Giant Sump and Effluent Pumps is one of the best ways to protect your property.
Before looking at prevention methods, it's important to understand what causes spring flooding. In most cases, spring flooding is caused by a combination of factors, including:
Preventing spring flooding requires numerous approaches that address each of the potential causes listed above. Some effective prevention methods include:
Our Sump, Effluent, and Utility Pumps are all designed to prevent flooding in basements and crawl spaces. Not only are they high-quality and durable pumps, but they have been built to withstand heavy use and extreme weather conditions. Our 6 Series Sump Pump is always up for any dewatering or water transfer challenge, but what happens when it goes awry? Having pumps like our 6EC Series Sump & Light Effluent Pump and Utility Pumps could help you prevent thousands of dollars worth of damage to your homes, businesses, and properties. Our pump experts, Jeremiah Brodie and Jeff Wilder, also recommend having a flood prevention kit packed up and ready, including all the things you may need, such as your pumps, hoses, and adapters, and testing those products two to three times a year.
Spring flooding can be a serious problem, but there are steps that homeowners can take to prevent it. Installing or having one of our Sump Pumps handy is one effective way to prevent flooding in basements and crawl spaces. By taking the necessary precautions, homeowners can protect their homes from damage and enjoy the beauty of spring without worrying about flooding.
There’s a reason we’ve been the go-to pump for HVAC, Plumbing, Pool, and Hydroponics professionals for generations: experience. For 80 years, Little Giant® products have stood the test of time, pumping a steady flow of proven reliability in the most demanding applications.