Helpful reminder that if you have an underground sump pump drain you will want to make sure the exterior drain is clear of ice and snow. With all the fast melting snow your basement sump will be constantly draining. If the exit drain is blocked your pump will continue to run and could eventually burn out. Water will rise in the sump and ultimately start to flood your basement. If you have an outside drain; you will want to get rid of any ice around for water to be able to drain. One solution is you could place a bucket over the drain by flipping it upside down. If you do do, make sure to cut a hole at the top in order for the water to escape.
Clear your exterior drain pipes of ice and snow
January 26, 2016