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Don’t Let an Aging Sump Pump Catch You Off Guard This Spring

From Panic to Protection: The Essential Guide to Sump Pump Solutions for a Dry Basement

Ever heard those nightmare stories about basements turning into swimming pools after a heavy rain? Maybe it's happened to you or someone you know, and just thinking about it can make your stomach twist. Well, Atlas Butler has a story straight from a customer who went through this experience.

It was a very rainy evening in Central Ohio, and by 11 pm, we found our basement completely flooded due to the amount of rain we received in a short amount of time. Fortunately, knowing that Atlas Butler offers 24/7 support turned our late-night mess into a blessing, allowing us to immediately call them for help. We went to work removing valuable items and water with our shop vac, and when Atlas Butler arrived, they found the root of the problem- a failed sump pump.” - Courtney J., Comfort Club member.

Now, you may be wondering- how you can avoid this happening to you? What is a sump pump, and do I need one? Or even two? What equipment do you need to invest in to ensure that doesn't happen? Below, we've outlined everything to help you avoid a potentially costly fix.

What is a sump pump, and do I need to invest in one?

Sump Pump: A sump pump is a cylindrical drain pump device placed in a pit dug at the lowest point of your house, like a crawl space or basement, to help prevent flooding, water damage, and mold. The device removes water from that lowest point, as well as the soil below, forcing it out and into a separate draining space.

The average lifespan of a sump pump is about 7 years. However, this can vary depending on the frequency of use, the volume of water managed, and maintenance practices. It's a good idea to consider a replacement if your pump is nearing or has surpassed its lifespan, especially before the rainy season begins. Regular maintenance can extend its life, but being proactive about replacement can prevent a sudden failure when you most need protection.

Sump Pump benefits include:

  • It keeps your foundation intact
  • Defends your basement against flooding
  • It improves indoor air quality and reduces mold, mildew and any bacterial growth
  • It makes your basement drier and more comfortable year-round
  • Safeguards any appliances you keep in the basement
  • Peace of Mind, regardless of the weather

Given the unexpected weather conditions Central Ohio receives, our experts highly recommend those with a finished basement or flood-prone lots that drain slowly have one to two sump pumps. A reliable sump pump is your first line of defense for water damage in your basement. Your home's safety matters to us, and we're here to help keep your basement dry and secure. At Atlas Butler, we are equipped to help install, replace, service, and repair your sump pump.

So, what sets Atlas Butler apart?

  • Industry-Best Warranty: Atlas Butler provides the best warranty in Central Ohio on a new sump pump when you buy and install your new equipment through our team. Call us or ask your technician for details.
  • New Pipe Installation: We run new pipes to efficiently channel water away from your foundation, preventing water intrusion and potential damage.
  • Expert Drilling: Our team drills a sump pit strategically, maximizing water collection and preventing basement flooding.
  • Quality System Installation: We install a high-quality sump pump system tailored to your home's needs, providing reliable protection against water intrusion.

Get Ready for Spring with a Sump Pump Service Call

Don't let a flooded basement become your nightmare. Take control and safeguard your home with Atlas Butler's expert sump pump solutions. Our commitment to quality service, industry-best warranty, and tailored installations ensures your basement stays dry, your property remains intact, and your peace of mind is preserved, no matter the weather. Call Atlas Butler 24/7 at 1-800-FURNACE to speak with a representative, or visit to schedule your sump pump maintenance or installation.

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