Rainy season in Closter, NJ means plenty of heavy rains, which can in turn lead to flooding in your home. The effects can be catastrophic, resulting in serious damage and forcing a major clean up. You can protect yourself with the installation of a sump pump in your basement or a similar spot in your house. The sump pump sits in a special pit dug for it, and as floodwaters enter your basement, it activates and pumps them right out again. It can be a lifesaver when the rains start to fall, and if you’re in the market for one, you’re making a sound investment in your home. You can begin the search for an appropriate model with your installation technician. As you do, here are three specific things to keep in mind.
3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A SUMP PUMP
Here in Hillsdale, NJ, problems with your sewer line used to mean big trouble. The damage itself – whether a clog, a leak or general corrosion – wasn’t all that difficult to repair, but getting to the problem area could be a major hassle. You needed to dig down to it, which meant expensive construction equipment and longer man hours, then cover it up again when the repairs or replacement had been made. That became doubly problematic in the winter, when the ground was frozen, and even when it all went according to plan, you were left with a devastated yard that needed major work to look presentable again.
We’re still in the throes of winter here in Fort Lee, NJ, but spring will be here soon, and with your heating system done for another year, now is the time to think about changes or upgrades to your heating system. If you’re still using an old-fashioned oil-based furnace, now is the time to consider a conversion to natural gas. Trained service experts can conduct the operation for you in full accordance with the civic statutes on such a changeover, but it helps to know how you will benefit from an oil-to-gas conversion this spring. Here’s a short list of things to consider: