Protect Your Basement
If your basement is susceptible to flooding and you rely on a sump pump in time of heavy rain, consider purchasing a back-up sump pump and a back-up power source which can be a battery or small generator. This will protect you in case you lose power Also make certain your homeowner’s policy has “water back-up” to cover sump pump failure. Remember when you have a claim, the deductible comes out of your pocket.
Always clear the French Drain and entry area outside your basement area of leaves to make certain water does not collect.