Basement just flooded - anyone use alarms?
Our basement just flooded - about 3 inches of water. We are dealing with the aftermath now - Oh what a mess. Home is 6 years old and basement is finished with berber carper - living room, bathroom, and son's bedroom. Sump pump floater became stuck. It is working fine now. My question: I obviously want to avoid this in the future. Is there something you should periodically pour down sump pump to keep it clear and unstuck? Also, does anyone have any alarms that they use to tell you when there is water? How effective are they? The bad thing is I was home all day. I woke my son up at 7:00 am for school - all was fine. Went back downstairs at 4:00 pm to find 3 inches of water. An alarm could have alerted me to the problem.