The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA) has an excellent website that contains abundant information on flood prevention. There are also sites that go into more specific topics such as sump pump replacement, such as www.basementfloodreduction.com (which is sponsored by Natural Resources Canada). The ICCA also has an excellent home flood protection resources list at www.homefloodprotect.ca.
You are not alone in that understanding. According to a survey taken by the University of Waterloo in the spring of 2017, a very high percentage of homeowners believe that they will be covered in the event of basement flooding. However, you might be surprised to find out that actual coverage is significantly more limited.
Unless you specifically requested coverage for basement flooding due to sump pump failure when you purchased or renewed your home insurance, you may learn that this type of claim may not actually be compensated under your policy. We suggest you check with your insurance broker to confirm your coverage.
We have a list of municipalities on our website (click here for link) that are offering varying levels of sump pump installation or replacement subsidies. You may find that you will qualify to receive money back from the sump pump installation cost (anywhere from 50-100% covered).
Please note, that while we try to keep this information as up-to-date and accurate as possible, we don’t claim that it is comprehensive, and there may have been changes such as addition of municipalities, changes in the funding amounts, no further funding available during a specific program year at any time. We recommend checking with your municipality for the most up-to-date information.
The municipalities listed in our subsidy information pages (see above) have program details on their websites. Very often, those include instructions on how to obtain a list of plumbing companies that are familiar with those programs and/or have had their credentials reviewed. If you are not located in one of the listed jurisdictions, still check with your municipality to confirm that they might not have recently put a program in place (and, if not, this might be a good time to suggest that they should do so). Another way find a good plumber is to get a referral from friends, relatives, neighbours, colleagues or other people you trust.
How are we different?
As long as you have your smartphone nearby or have access to your email, you’re always aware of your sumps situation. You can also set up other users to receive alerts as well.
We’ve thought about countless sump pump threats and have created a system to address them all in real-time. You no longer have to worry about surprise failures as you’re always updated with critical information when you need it. We have a plan to keep water out of your basement for all the following situations.
- When the power goes out
- When you’re on vacation
- When you’re away from home
- When there’s a heavy rain
All of the data we collect is secured with industry standard AES encryption, trusted by banks and highest levels of government. We’re committed to always keeping our system up to date with latest security standards.
Our full system comprises of multiple pumps and a battery backup so water keeps being pumped out even in a power outage.
The SafeSump™ is always connected to our cloud control panel and can react in real-time to a number of threats.
With the average basement repair costing $40,000, securing your basement with a SafeSump™ dramatically reduces your risk of an unexpected basement flood.