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Water Damage Caused by Sump Pump Failure

mainimgA sump pump is a small pump installed in the lowest part of a basement. The function of a sump pump is to help keep the basement dry and to prevent it from flooding by properly pumping the water outside. Sump pump failure in your home occurs when the water that gets accumulated in your basement through rain water or melted snow does not get pumped properly from your basement. A proper functioning sump pump pumps out the water from your basement preventing possible basement flooding. When a sump pump stops functioning, the water that is supposed to get drained outside instead gets accumulated in the basement causing water damage in your home or property.

Common causes of sump pump failure:

  • Clogged pipes in the pump due to mud or debris
  • Sump pump motor can burn out due to excess wear and tear of primary pump
  • Clogged switches, which either stops the pump from functioning completely or gets stuck in the 'ON' position

At Winmar Georgian Bay Muskoka, our Property Restoration Specialists find the sump pump failure issue and repair it immediately. We then remediate the damage caused by extracting the water from your floor (concrete, hardwood, carpet or vinyl) or conducting wall cavity drying if necessary. When Winmar Georgian Bay Muskoka is called to the property, we properly assess the damage and apply the correct techniques and solutions in order to fix the issue and prevent future damage. Basement flooding or water damage in your basement can lead to other damages including mould and mildew growth. Our Property Restoration Specialists immediately set-up drying equipment to stabilize the environment to prevent mould growth.

Serving Georgian Bay, Muskoka, Collingwood and Midland-Penetang. Contact Winmar Georgian Bay Muskoka today for more information on how we can help.

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