Control panels and water alarms can protect your home from flood damage
| BRANTFORD, Ont. — It’s not a problem homeowners are likely to think about until it’s an actual problem.
But when heavy rains cause flooding in your basement or your holding tank overflows and begins backing up raw sewage into your home, it is headache — and cost — homeowners would rather do without.
“Wastewater problems in the home can seem like a random occurrence, but there are safeguards homeowners can put in place to protect against the unpredictable,” says George Micevski, President of Tulsar Canada. “The right tools and equipment can manage the water levels in a holding tank and alert you to rising waters of a failing sump pump, and in turn ease the stress on the homeowner.”
George recommends two main components to beef up the protection of your home from water and wastewater damage:
- Holding tank control panel. A residential control panel offers continuous monitoring of the holding tank in your home or vacation property. Tulsar’s re-designed Pivot Series control panel uses a series of floats to monitor wastewater levels, turning on the pump to drain the water into the forcemain outside of your home or business. Once the water drops to safe level, the Pivot shuts off the pump, but continues to monitor to ensure water levels don’t run too low and damage your pump and related equipment.
- Water level alarm. Without an alarm monitoring a well, sump, holding tank or septic tank, a homeowner won’t be aware of a malfunctioning sump pump or rising water levels until it is too late. Tulsar’s Sentry Z Control is a wi-fi enabled alarm that will alert a homeowner of a pending problem by email or text. It is also equipped with an audible alarm and light, which can be controlled remotely through the Sentry Z Control app and online interface.
“Flood damage in a basement can cost a homeowner upwards of $100,000 plus the inconvenience of having to renovate and rehabilitate the space,” says Micevski. “It’s time, effort and money that can be saved with preventive measures.”
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