We’ve had a significant amount of rain across Kansas in the last few weeks. And KSN has been there to cover severe weather across multiple county lines.
KSN’s Ashonti Ford spoke to an expert on tools to keep your home dry, this rainy season.
Some things are inevitable, like weather, so, here in Kansas most pride themselves in being ready for every season.
But what about those invaluable safety precautions that are already in most homes? Like sump pumps.
“Water comes through picks water out of the basin and pushes it outside,” said Jay Loibl.
Jay Loibl has been installing these in Kansas homes for over 10 years and he says a working sump pump can be the difference between a flooded home, thousands of dollars in damage and just another rainy day.
Now obviously you can tell the difference between new and old but these things don’t make a sound which means you have to be proactive in making sure they work before the floods come rolling in.
And the only way to make sure it works is to test it out
“To test these two different types you can either put water in the pit or simply reach down, lift up the float rod – it will turn on,” said Loibl, of Ben Franklin Plumbing.
A good idea, and also one that comes with a safety net, if you live in a flood zone.
“If you know that your basement has a lot of water during heavy rains, having a water power back up – this is a simple one,” said Loibl.
Most sump pumps are located in the basement. if you need assistance you can call your local plumber or take a few minutes to test it out yourself.