How To Prevent Insurance Companies From Rejecting Your Flooded Basement Claim.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE POLICY! State Farm has recently made changes to their homeowners’ policies and put in a clause that states they will “reduce or eliminate coverage for a flooded basement claim if the loss is caused by your negligence”. If you don’t ” keep a sump pump or its related equipment in proper working condition”, your claim may not be covered.

If State Farm is doing this now with their homeowners’ policies, your insurance company may be doing the same.

Don’t forget, CHECK YOUR POLICY!

Make sure your insurance company cannot reject your claim if you have a flooded basement. A PumpSpy Battery Backup System or Smart Outlet can provide proof that your pump was in proper working condition.

The PumpSpy monitoring system keeps a record of your pump activity, so you will have that information  if you ever need to file a claim.

Check with your local waterproofing contractor and make sure your sump pump is in proper working condition. And get FREE PumpSpy monitoring with the Battery Backup System and Smart Outlet.

New Sump Pump Smart Outlet Is Now Available!

Turns your sump pump into a Smart Pump!

PumpSpy’s Sump Pump Smart Outlet uses your existing WiFi to connect any sump pump to PumpSpy’s FREE 24/7 Monitoring Service. PumpSpy automatically tracks incoming data from your pump and checks that the pump is working properly. If any issues are detected, PumpSpy sends you detailed alerts immediately with the PumpSpy App. You will receive data and alert messages on your smart phone, tablet and computer.

The PumpSpy Sump Pump Smart Outlet is easy to install and includes a High Water Sensor. There is no additional equipment required.

Give me a call at 800.677.7791 for more information or visit our new website at to learn more about this great addition to the PumpSpy product line.

How Much Does It Cost To Install A New Sump Pump?


A lot of customers want to try and install their own sump pumps to save some $. For those of us with lots of DIY experience, it is a project we might want to attempt on our own. But for the majority of homeowners, having a sump pump installed by an experienced contractor may be the better way to go. Here is an excerpt from an article from about the cost:

You can install a sump pump on your own for about $200. However, most people don’t have the experience or expertise to do the job properly. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s best to hire a professional.

According to HomeAdvisor (formerly ServiceMagic), most homeowners spend around $850 to $1,200 for sump pump installation, with a national average of about $1,000. However, some spend as little as $350 and others spend more than $1,600. Your geographic location has a lot to do with the price.

Submersible pumps are more expensive than pedestal pumps and they don’t last as long. However, they do a better job at keeping basements free of water because they start pumping before water reaches the floor. Pedestal pumps are fairly inexpensive, but they’re noisy and not as effective.

If you have any other questions about what type of pump you should install, give me a call at 800.677.7791 and I can go over all the options available, and also tell you about our PumpSpy Battery Backup System. This system contains a backup pump and controller with a built-in internet connection. You can receive instant alerts and updates on your smartphone, tablet and computer on the status of your primary pump, backup pump and battery. All through the free PumpSpy app. A great system to provide peace of mind during those heavy rainstorms.