Those who live in regions that are prone to flooding face chronic worry during periods of heavy precipitation that their sump pump isn't going to be able to handle all the water.
Homeowners coming home to a flooded residence have to forego relaxation for hours as they work frantically to minimize flood damage. This situation can cause constant stress and unpleasant surprises for many.
Fortunately, the cell phone has created a means of avoiding surprises and perhaps even preventing floods. Nowadays, cell phone owners can stay constantly aware of the condition of their sump pits by using alarm systems or apps that send out alerts when water levels get dangerously high.
Components of cellular sump pump alarms
If you don't have a smart phone, you can get a sump pump alarm system that will send out a text message when water levels are getting too high. This type of alarm system typically includes the following components:
Smart phone apps
In addition to text messaging systems, there are also smart phone apps that monitor sump pit water levels. Sump pump manufacturers create their own apps that link up with the plumbing equipment they sell. These apps can not only indicate that flooding is occurring, but they can also send out messages for sump pump jams, power outages, or backup sump pump activation.
Some sump pump notification apps can even send you a live video feed of the situation. These types of apps can not only be used to monitor your sump pump, but they can also monitor water levels in other fixtures like washing machines and bathtubs.
Smart phone apps typically work over a WiFi connection rather than a cell phone connection, so the reliability of your Internet connection is important when you use this type of notification system.
Contact a business like Forrest Sewer Pump Service to learn more about pumping services that could be necessary in areas that flood often.
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