Protect Your Home From Basement Flooding in Manitoba











Winnipeg homeowners that need to install Sump Pump Systems and In-Line Backwater Valves should refer to the City of Manitoba website about the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program that is offered to help homeowners protect their homes from severe weather.

The program is dependent on available funding however, they still accept applications until the funding is confirmed at which point they process the applications in the order they are received.

The province will cover up to 60 percent of the purchase and installation of a drainage backup system. This comes as a relief to many homeowners as the province is helping address seasonal flooding issues that seem to occur ever year.

Regular maintenance can help sustain the operation of your Sump pump and maintenance by our licensed plumbers only needs to occur on an annual basis. This would include;

  • Cleaning the sump pump’s inlet screen
  • Checking for signs that the power is compromised from rodents chewing through the cord
  • Run tests with the pump to confirm the float rises and pump turns on\
  • Remove the entire pump from the sump and inspect it and give it a thorough cleaning
  • Check your sump pump if it needs grease or oil

Although none of this is too rigorous, and you can do it yourself but it’s understandable that you may want a professional to handle it. As a well-known Winnipeg sump pump provider, our professional plumbers at Derksen Plumbing and Heating are more than qualified to ensure your machine will work when you need it to work.

Give us a call at 204-944-3444. Our phone line is open 24/7 to help repair or replace your sump pump, or connect with us online.

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