Winter 2011 was one of the countries snowiest and coldest in our countries history, and some cities such as New York City had such large snowfall amounts some people were saying that it would be mid Spring time before the snow melted. Snow now is melting or has melted, and that coupled with the usual spring time rain brings a very common problem for home owners, flooding.
In the United States their are locations, which on an annual bases experience major water flooding issues. The problem is often exacerbated by homes with a basement since this home space is used for a wide variety of things for your home such as appliance, play rooms, bedrooms, storage, and more. If you are luck when getting you home owner insurance policies you might added on to include flood insurance. Unfortunately, the fact is the vast majority of standard home owners’ policies Do Not include flood insurance.
All natural disasters that effects our homes are emotionally, physically, and financially difficult to deal with but flooding is one of the most difficult ones. Not only hard on a family to recover from, according to recently published numbers about 80 percent of recent federally declared disaster areas involve flooding. The government has developed a website to help people understand the issues with flooding, and the damage that it can cause. The FloodSmart web site has several tools people can use to see how vulnerable they are to floods, how much a flood costs and approximately how much it will cost to buy flood insurance. In places that are not at high risk, flood insurance is usually inexpensive, but it can become quite expensive in high risk zones. Flood insurance is required in high risk areas for any federally-back mortgage. The biggest issue with Home owners that do not have flood insurance is that it takes 30 days to go into effect. “It takes 30 days after purchase for a policy to take effect, so it's important to buy insurance before the floodwaters start to rise.” (floodsmart.gov)
Although never too late to Flood insurance to your home owners policy, you need to remember that it will take 30 days after purchase to go into effect which puts us towards the end of the flood season. There is an alternative and what could be called a small insurance policy against flood damage to your home and that is to use a basement sump pump. FreshWaterSystems.com is now offering the most durable, long lasting home basement sump pumps on the market the New Duro Titan submersible pumps. We researched for over 6 months all the sump pumps on the market including Little Giant, Zoeller, Wayne, and many others to determine the best performance, durability, and value. Below are a few specifications and features of the Titan pumps.
- Aluminum die-casting and engineered thermoplastic for impact and corrosion resistance.
- Stainless steel hardware for long lasting durability.
- Thermoplastic vortex impeller designed for high lift and flow capacity.
- Titan Sump pumps are offered with either a Vertical or Tethered float and with either 1/3 or ½ hp.
To learn more, compare specs, see applications, and more about these home basement submersible sump visit FreshWaterSystems.com