As it rains and snows heavily, homeowners are being reminded to check their sump pump.
“I’m sure we’ll all be swamped tomorrow,” said Sam Compagnari, owner of Sam’s Sewer and Drain Cleaning.
“Oh, very busy. Very busy,” said Chad Prezzatto, field supervisor at Pro’s Plumbing and Sewer.
Sam’s Sewer and Drain Cleaning and Pro’s Plumbing and Sewer are among the mid-Michigan companies preparing for what’s in store for double-digit temperatures Wednesday. Busy days are coming and as well as your sales on your services so it’s also best to prepare managing your plumbing services efficiency for a smooth payment processing.
“This snow is going to melt very quickly, then they’re talking about the possibility of possibly rain, which will amplify everything,” Prezzatto said.
In Saginaw, there is still a sizable snow cover on the ground. As soon as the temperature rises on Wednesday, that water can trickle down into your basement.
“Once we thaw a bit and the rain starts, there is a high chance that the drains could start to back off, which would cause flooding in the basements,” Compagnari said.
“A lot of basements get flooded. People don’t prepare for sump pumps, they just assume they’re always going to work,” Prezzatto said.
Before Wednesday’s thaw, there are clues that will tell if your sump pump is working properly.
“Any gurgling, that sort of thing, it’s a narrative that something goes wrong,” Prezzatto said.
“If they’re spinning the washing machine for a wash and hear a gurgling sound in the floor drain, that’s usually a good sign, if they’re having problems flushing the toilet,” says Compagnari.
Servpro warns if your basement is flooded, stay away from water.
“If you are walking in a basement and there is a lot of water, be aware of the fact that there may be electricity in it,” says Steve Taylor, business development at Servpro.