Cyclone Contracting Blog

Is Your Sump Pump Doing Its Job?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Aug 21, 2017 3:41:00 PM

Have you been wondering if your sump pump is working properly? Are you nervous that it won't do it's job when you need it most? Take out the guesswork and place confidence in your sump pump by testing it now so you know it will hold up for you during the next heavy rainfall.

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames sump pump

How to Keep Moisture Out of Your Home

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jul 6, 2017 11:09:00 AM

With all the rain coming down in Ames, Iowa, are you struggling to keep water out of your home? There are many ways moisture can enter your home, from a burst pipe to a leaking roof. One thing is for sure—a large amount of unwanted water in your home can end in a large amount of damage, not to mention the potential health risks involved. Here are a few tips to help you prevent water damage in your home this spring and summer.

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Topics: ames plumbing, Basement Tips, ames sump pump

How to Prepare Your Sump Pump for Winter

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Nov 14, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Usually, when you think of your sump pump, it’s during the middle of a spring or summer rainstorm. You don't need to worry about it in the winter, right? Actually, sump pumps do require attention during this time of year. It’s important to prepare your pump for the cold weather, or it could succumb to damage and won’t work properly when you need it most. Here’s what you need to know about winterizing your sump pump this fall.

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Topics: ames sump pump

How to Buy a Sump Pump

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on May 20, 2016 12:57:09 PM

Do you know you need to install a new sump pump or replace your old one but have no idea where or how to start? If you aren’t sure whether you need a new sump pump, read our previous blog post, “Do I Need a New Sump Pump?” Today, we’ll walk you through what you should know to find the correct type of pump for your home. If you do need a new sump pump, you should act quickly. Don’t wait until you have a flood on your hands and are forced to pay thousands of dollars in water damage costs.

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Topics: ames sump pump

Do I Need a New Sump Pump?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Apr 20, 2016 10:05:00 AM

Do you have a properly working sump pump prepared to take on the extra stress of the impending rain showers this spring and summer? If you’re uncertain whether you need a new sump pump or your old pump needs to be repaired, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll address those key issues today.

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Topics: ames sump pump

6 Reasons to Replace Your Sump Pump Sooner Rather Than Later

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on May 6, 2015 11:49:10 AM

This is the prime time of year for rain showers in Iowa, which means it's very important that your sump pump is working properly to keep your basement dry. A functioning pump gives you the peace of  mind of knowing you can keep water out of your basement this spring and summer. There are several reasons you may need to replace your pump soon.

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Topics: ames sump pump

Blue Angel Sump Pump Equipment

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 23, 2015 2:00:00 PM

We recently posted an article that went into detail describing the benefits of installing a Blue Angel sump pump in your home. Today, we’ll dig deeper into the other products Cyclone Contracting has to offer Ames and Story City residents for their sump pump systems. By adding the following products to your current system, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your home is in good hands whether you're at home or away. 

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Keep Your Basement Dry with a Blue Angel Sump Pump

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Feb 11, 2015 12:53:24 PM

Without a sump pump, you might struggle with moisture problems, basement mold and mildew, and even basement flooding. Too much moisture in the home can cause all kinds of issues, including having negative effects on your health. By installing or updating a sump pump in your home, you could prevent possible water damage and save thousands of dollars (not to mention countless headaches).

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Topics: ames plumbing, ames plumbing fixtures, ames sump pump