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Plumbers say a backup pump will cost you now, but could save you much more later

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Many older structures around the Four States may be noticing some wet cellars or basements after recent rains in our area.  Area plumbers say when this happens it's best to call in the professionals.

Budget Plumbing out of Pittsburg received calls all day on Friday from residents with flooded basements.  Budget Plumbing says when rain fall levels get high and power goes out, regular pumps often can't keep up with the water levels leaving inches of water on your basement floor.

Helena Rhuems said she hauled out six trash cans full of water from her basement after the latest rainfall.

"The water was pouring in, the sump pump was full," Rhuems says.

She says she is happy to have some plumbers in her family who recommended getting a back up tank, so the next time excess rain or power outages won't stop her pump from keeping her basement dry.

Plumbers say with the backup pump in place Helena won't have to worry about trash cans full of water during the next rainfall and Helena says she will sleep easier during the next set of storms.

Plumbers say a back up pump will set you back about $500 but water damaged basements can set a homeowner back thousands of dollars.

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