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How to Protect Your Home During Storm Season

It’s hard to ignore flooding news that has been making headlines across the country. With the Atlantic hurricane season reaching its peak in mid-September, many homeowners are understandably concerned about the water damage that storms can cause to their property.

The good news? You can protect your property from some of the most common weather woes with some preventive planning. Here’s how to spare yourself a call to an emergency plumber by proactively installing a sump pump and identifying potential leaks.

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Sump Pump 101

If your sump pump fails, you don’t have a minute to waste. These electric pumps divert water from your basement to the outside. Whether your basement sits below the water table and is a constant flood risk or if you just need help during rainstorms, a sump pump is a smart solution. Gallons of water can flood your basement until the sump pump is replaced or repaired. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to repair or replace your basement sump pump.

Sump Pump Upgrade

Imagine coming home from work to a basement FULL of water. If only your sump pump could send you some kind of signal when it was about to fail. Guess what? It can! Modern sump pumps feature long-lasting battery backups and come equipped with Wi-Fi, in order to send you text message alerts in the event of failure. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing experts specialize in sump pumps, both traditional sump pumps and 21st century models.

Common Home Water Leaks

Is your sump pump in working order? Don’t forget to look beyond your basement for potential water damage. With heavy runoff, water may start seeping through your roof – yikes! Make a preemptive call to a plumber to find any danger spots in your system to help prevent leaks before they start, whether it be a rusted old water tank or wet spots on your wall and ceiling.

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Mold: The Nasty Aftermath

Water and basements just don’t mix. The end result? Mold! Mold is caused by basement water infiltration. Not only can it damage items, but it can severely compromise your health, especially if you suffer from asthma or other respiratory ailments. It can even impact the resale value of your home. See the top five signs of basement mold growth. The best way to prevent mold? Install a sump pump. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to discuss installing a high-powered sump pump.

Cut Costs with Plumbing Protection Plans

Has your home been hit by several storms? It might be time to consider a plumbing protection plan. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers several tiers of protection that include 24/7 emergency service, free service calls, $2,000 credit toward repairs and more. Learn more about Plumbing Protection Plans in Anne Arundel, Washington DC, Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties.

Be sure to check out other September specials. Take advantage of $50 off any repair, 10% off sump pump installation, and other great deals to help you prepare for any weather. See all special offers.

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