When it comes to owning a home there’s so much that can go wrong in the blink of an eye. A sunny day can wreak havoc on your roof. A storm at any point in the year can damage the siding of your home or cause water to enter your basement. Even if you have taken every precaution you can still suffer damage to your home. One of the best ways to protect your home from water damage is to install Grundfos multi-stage pumps.

When you install a pump in your basement it will help to remove any water that accumulates. A pump won’t prevent water from entering your home. It is merely the last line of defense when water actually gets into your home. If you know that your basement routinely gets water when it rains you should have one of these pumps installed.

When you install a pump in your basement you shouldn’t have to worry about water pooling for days on end. Once the water enters the basement and goes into the drain the pump will activate and begin pumping the water out of the house. Make sure the pipe installed that goes from the pump to the outside of the house does not become clogged on the exterior of the home. The best way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to bury the drain pipe underground away from the home.

It’s a good idea to test the pump every so often to make sure that it is working properly. You don’t want to find out that the pump needs to be repaired in the middle of a storm. Test the pump by pouring water into the drain until it hits the switch that activates the pump. If the pump activates and removes the water, you have nothing to worry about. If this doesn’t happen you need to get the pump repaired immediately.