Protect Your Property from Flood Damage

A flooded basement is the kind of problem a typical homeowner doesn’t think about until it’s too late.

Never mind the costly repairs — flood waters can cause damage to a finished basement that could cost upwards of $100,000 to repair and renovate — and the sopping wet mess, a flooded basement also threatens furniture, expensive home electronics and precious keepsakes stored in the basement. Some of those items are priceless.

“It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of heavy rains that cause urban flooding,” says George Micevski, President of Tulsar Canada Ltd., a Kitchener, Ont.-based company that manufactures custom engineered control panels to efficiently and effectively manage water and wastewater. “We have no control over Mother Nature, but there are preventive measures we can take to protect our property from the worst weather she has to throw at us.”

Many of the tools available to homeowners to protect their homes from rising waters will be on display at the Water and Wastewater Equipment, Treatment and Transport Show (WWETT) in Indianapolis in February, the largest trade show for environmental service professionals.

A member of the Zoeller Family of water solutions, Tulsar Canada is a leading engineer and manufacturer of water and wastewater pump control panels, each custom designed and hand-built to the unique requirements and specifications of its clients. Tulsar Canada representatives will be at WWETT in their award-winning booth — recognized for its unique design and patron interaction at WEFTEC in New Orleans last September — showcasing several products to help homeowners better manage their water and wastewater.

Tulsar’s Sentry Z Control is the next generation in high water alarms, monitoring the water level in wells, sumps, holding tanks or septic tanks. If the water begins rising or the pump stops working, the Wi-Fi-enabled Sentry Z Control sends a text or email to alert the homeowner of a pending problem. It is also equipped with an audible alarm and light, which can be controlled remotely through the Sentry Z Control app and online interface.

The redesigned Pivot control panel, which will be released in early February just prior to The WWETT Show, is an ideal panel for controlling the wastewater from your home or small business. Designed for one or multiple pumps, the Pivot efficiently ensures your holding tank doesn’t overflow during extreme weather events or run dry.

“We always just assume that our property is safe, and with the right controls in place we can help support that assumption,” says Micevski. “Keeping flood waters at bay is not glamorous work, but it is important work that we take very seriously.”

Each year, more than 12,000 professionals in the water and wastewater sector attend WWETT to see the latest equipment available and participate in more than 110 education sessions, network with professional colleagues. It takes place February 22-25 at the Indiana Convention Centre in Indianapolis.