Protect Your Home With a Sump Pump Backup System

For many of us our homes are our biggest investment. Protecting your home from water damage is an important part of maintaining your homes value. A reliable sump pump system that includes a backup pump is your biggest ally in your fight against water damage.

If your sump pump is powered by electricity you need to install a backup energy source in case of a power outage. Power outages are the number one cause of sump pump failures. To protect your home against this situation you need to install a battery or generator operated back up system. Generators are available that run on gasoline, natural gas and propane.

Installing an alternative power source for you your sump pump system is only the first step. For complete water damage protection in your home you should install a sump pump backup system. This second sump pump will save you home from water damage when the first sump pump fails for reasons other than power outages, such as: mechanical failures and pump overload.

Mechanical failures are the second most common source of sump pump failure. Antiquated systems break down unexpectedly leaving your home vulnerable to water damage and mold infestation. You can protect your home …

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Blessed Be the Sump Pump and a Snorkel for Every Cow

Blessed be the sump pump complete with hose and praise the land with a snorkel for every cow!!!

So far this spring – we are keeping our heads and furnace above the level of the incoming water. Our home, reportedly, had a dry basement for 30 years…. Then it became ours and cyclically wet.

Hmmmm….. I wonder.

Life is good. The power, despite the wind & ice & rain, is enough to keep the sump pump pumping ahead of the incoming tide. The pump is strong; it hasn’t died; a hose carries the water away. In springs past, Hiram – our barking Jack Russell protector – has bravely attacked and devoured water-belching snakes….. After his kills, the pump would still pump, but the water would rise.

Hmmmm….. I wonder.

On a sinking boat, women and children are the first in the lifeboats. The captain is usually the last to leave. Houses must be different.

One spring, at another home, we were hit hard by a storm. We (Grammy, Grampy, and two four year old grandchildren) woke to find a basement with water eight inches high and still rising. The water was pouring in much faster than the underpowered pump could …

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Tips on How to Downsize Your Home for Your Writing Career

Serious writers hoping to pursue their dreams full-time often face the dilemma of figuring out just how to survive economically until their careers are in full swing. For many, that may mean moving to a smaller, less expensive home for the sake of being able to work in a field they love. If you feel that a relocation would benefit your pursuit of happiness career-wise, consider the following tips on how to downsize your home for your writing career for a few quick suggestions on what to contemplate beforehand.

Tip #1: Consider the countryside. Rural real estate is quite often markedly lower in price than what the city has to offer. Sprawling estates, doubled square footage, and an abundance of history and ambiance are often what writers downsizing to the county can expect for their limited dollars. While such a move may not be economical if daily commutes to the city are required, writers who can do the majority of their work from home may wish to peruse what lies just outside the city limits for their next home choice.

Tip #2: Keep office placement in mind. If you are accustomed to having a large office in a secluded area of your …

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