On today’s show we are talking about a spring-time ritual. The operation of the sump pump is linked to spring showers and the spring thaw. 

All that water being held in the frozen ground or on the surface lets go all at once it seems and the water table rises quickly. Add a few spring rain storms and all of a sudden you have inches of water in your basement.

If you have tenants in a basement apartment, you can be facing the unpleasant task of relocating your tenants into a hotel, emergency repairs, mold remediation, possible insurance claims assuming you even have flood insurance

Sump pumps require regular testing. They can go for months without turning on. Seals may get dry and brittle and the pump could fail shortly after. 

But the real test comes when there are multiple failures. 


Host: Victor Menasce

email: podcast@victorjm.com