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April 29,2019

Tips for Choosing a Flood Prevention System

Unfortunately, floods are a common occurrence that can cost property owners tens of thousands of dollars. Whether youre suffering from a natural disaster, melting snow in early spring, a burst pipe in the bathroom or a massive sewage backup, the end result can cost you a lot of time and money to fix. Thats why prevention is always the best option. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we have seen the chaos that can ensue following any kind of flood, and we want to help you avoid the trouble. Here are some tips on how you can choose the right devices and technologies to create your very own flood prevention system.

Quality Sump Pump

At the very least, properties need to have a quality, reliable sump pump installed. If youve moved into a historic home that doesnt have one, or if its been years since youve tested the sump pump in your basement, its time to make an investment. You may also want to consider installing a backup sump pump, as an extra protection in case the main pump fails during a power outage. Be sure to include your sump pumps in your annual maintenance schedule so you can be sure it is working at all times.

Automatic Water Shut Off

Sump pumps can help with major floods, but smaller floods caused by leaking pipes or overflowing toilets can still create havoc in your home. If youre ready to go a step further, you might want to invest in Flo-N-Stop wireless control system. This innovative device allows homeowners to turn off the main water supply off or on with the push of a button. It can be easily placed in a convenient location, and will ensure that if a burst pipe or plumbing emergency occurs, you can instantly turn off the water without the need to search for the main valve. Also, you can use this system to shut the water off every time you leave home, ensuring that youll never have to worry about a plumbing related flood while away at the office or on family vacation.

Smart Technology

While shutting the water off while absent will certainly curtail flooding from burst fixtures or waste water backup, it wont be able to help much in the event of a flash flood or natural disaster. Installing a smart flood protection system can provide a much-needed additional layer of defense. By placing water detection sensors in areas of the home which are prone to flooding, like the laundry room, bathroom, kitchen and basement, you can be instantly alerted when a problem occurs. Best of all, by integrating this technology with other smart home devices, like smart locks, you can tackle the issue when away from home by allowing emergency personnel and professional service providers fast, easy access to your property so the damage can be repaired right away.

Need to Defend Your Property Against Floods? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh

Are you interested in avoiding flood damage to your Pennsylvania home or business? Then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh today. Our certified, licensed and insured plumbers are ready to help. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule an appointment with a local plumber in the Pittsburgh, PA area or in Canonsburg, Cranberry, Ambridge, Moundsville, Butler or Irwin, West Virginia communities.

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