To help you protect your home from potential damage during heavy rain, please consider the following homeowner tips:

Check your sump pump to ensure it is operating correctly.

The test takes only 1 minute and can save you from potential problems. Trace the two electrical cords of the sump pump. The pump cord plugs into the back of the float cord plug. Both cords should be unplugged, and only plug in the pump cord into the outlet if a humming sound is heard when plugging it in, indicating the pump works. Then, plug in the two cords as they were originally found (the float cord first, then the pump cord into the back of the float plug). Ensure this is done in the exact same way as you had originally found them.

Ensure ALL downspouts are down.

This is crucial to ensure that the water coming off your roof is directed away from your home.