Let us be clear: treating your sump pump like a lightbulb is not a good thing. What do we mean by this? We mean that treating your sump pump like a lightbulb and only replacing it after it fails is not an effective method of preventing home flooding. This may seem like an obvious statement, but a startling number of home floods occur because of sump pump failure.
If a lightbulb burns out (or “fails”), no problem. There is no harm or damage that can come to your home from a lightbulb burning out. At worst, you have a difficult time seeing in the room that the lightbulb once lit. Conversely, if your sump pump fails, you could experience thousands of dollars in home damage caused by flooding. So why is it so common for people to treat their sump pump like a lightbulb? The short answers are: 1) it is a learned behavior and 2) there is a lack of education on sump pump systems amongst homeowners.
When we say “learned behavior,” we mean that it’s what your parents, grandparents, friends, or neighbors have always done so you end up doing it too. Plus, most homeowners who have sump pump systems don’t actually know anything about them. How often do you hear of someone replacing their sump pump before they have experienced water damage? Not often. But once you have experienced water damage due to pump failure once, we can guarantee it is not something you will ever wish to repeat.
Our team is made up of experts on this topic and we want to help homeowners avoid the learned behavior of replacing a sump pump after failure. We aim to revolutionize the way homes are protected against water damage by educating the public on reasons why sump pumps fail and offering them a product, called DriBot, that can help eliminate those issues.
We like to think of ourselves as home flood prevention heroes. The more we educate and the more our protective products are installed in homes, the more homes (and homeowners) we save.