Main Reasons for Sump Related Flooding:
- Main float switch failure
- Main pump mechanical failure
- Power outage
- Inadequate back-up capacity
- Inadequate back-up run-time
Every year in Canada, hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance claims are filed due to damage caused by sump pump malfunctions. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the average flooded basement claim in 2019 was $43,000, not to mention the months of disruption to your household, and the tragic loss of priceless momentos and personal property.
According to Aviva Insurance, average yearly rainfall in Canada has increased by 12% in the past 60 years.
The IBC also wrote regarding a 2019 report: "The report concludes that Canada is seeing the effects of widespread warming and projects that they will intensify in the future. Annual precipitation is projected to increase in all regions of Canada and a warmer climate is expected to intensify some weather extremes."
(Canada's Changing Climate Report (CCCR2019))
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