Global Warming Drives Heavy Precipitation and Flooding

November 17, 2016 Author: TylerL@WAYNE Pumps

Rain storm over dried crops

Recently, you’ve probably noticed a disturbing trend in regards to weather patterns. Unpredictable, sudden, severe, and abnormal weather trends that seem to get worse as the temperature rises. No, it’s not your mind playing tricks on you, global warming is a real threat that’s driving warmer, wetter months than ever before. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), every month in 2016 has been warmer than the average baseline for previous months. Furthermore, heavy rains in early and late March caused significant flooding across Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, an increase in surface air temperatures causes an increase in evaporation and generally higher levels of water vapor in the atmosphere. In addition, a warmer atmosphere is capable of holding more water vapor. The excess water vapor will in turn lead to more frequent heavy precipitation. Take a close look at the most recent flash floods in Texas, amongst other states, and you’ll see the trend is all too common nowadays. Heavy rainfall, and a dry ground, equals flash flooding, and it can happen in an instant. It’s not only your basement you should be concerned about during these events, it’s the standing water that can be left after heavy rains have ended.

To ensure that your basement and personnel investments are protected during a power outage and/or heavy rainfall, check your sump pump regularly. Spring is no longer the only rainy season, so it’s best to check your sump pump multiple times each month. Raise the float switch to activate your pump and jot down any abnormalities you may notice. If your sump pump is not running properly, visit www.waynepumps.com and view our vast selection of sump pumps systems. For ultimate protection, we recommend installing one of our industry-leading, Combination Primary Pump and Back-Up Pump Sump Systems below:

WAYNE WSS30V Pre-Assembled Sump Pump and Battery Back-Up System for Quick and Easy Installation.

– Assembled in the US at our manufacturing facility in Harrison, OH.
– System is PRE-Assembled for you, so it’s drop-in ready easy installation, for flooding protection with power on, or off.
– Primary pump has been tested to a total of 1 million cycles! While most industry sump pumps typically last 100,000 – 250,000 cycles, WAYNE CDU style pumps have been certified to last upwards of 1 million!
– Primary pumps energy efficient motor, and engineered design, provide the ultra-quiet experience you won’t believe. The hardest working pump, you’ll never hear.
– No need for weep holes; Unique top suction design reduces clogging and prevents air lock condition.
– 5 Year leading limited warranty. Rest easy, knowing you’re protected with the best pump, and best customer service industry.
– For more information, or locate where to buy, visit: https://www.waynepumps.com/product-selector/sump-pumps-combination-primary-back/wss30v

WAYNE WSS40V Pre-Assembled Primary and Battery Back-Up System for Quick and Easy Installation with Sump Minder™ Technology.

– Assembled in the US at our manufacturing facility in Harrison, OH.
– Primary pump has been tested to a total of 1 million cycles! While most industry sump pumps typically last 100,000 – 250,000 cycles, WAYNE CDU style pumps have been certified to last upwards of 1 million!
– Sump Minder, Advance notification voice alerts you in advance of a problem, via phone call as soon as it occurs (landline required).
– System is PRE-Assembled for you, so it’s drop-in ready easy installation, for flooding protection with power on, or off. On screen assistance, makes this install a snap!
– 5 Year industry leading limited warranty. Rest easy, knowing you’re protected with the best pump, and best warranty in the industry.
– For more information, or locate where to buy, visit: https://www.waynepumps.com/product-selector/sump-pumps-combination-primary-back/wssm40v

However, it’s not only flooded basements that you should worry about, it’s the standing water that the flash flood just left in your yard. Standing water in your yard can lead to other dangers such as mosquitoes carrying blood borne pathogens like Zika Virus, it can penetrate your foundation leading to a flooded basement, or just generally present a safety hazard to residents of the home. Act fast after heavy rains to remove standing water, especially during warmer months. The all new, WAYNE WWB WaterBUG Utility Pump is the perfect pump for removing water. Learn more below:

WAYNE WWB WaterBUG Fully Submersible all-purpose Pump with Multi-Flo Technology, is the water removal tool for every home!

– Assembled in the US at our manufacturing facility in Harrison, OH.
– Unique, patent pending multi-flo technology allows easy selection of the appropriate discharge for the application. Need to move standing water after heavy rainfall? Perfect! Just connect a standard garden hose to the side discharge, for a balanced installation. Likewise, if you’re removing water from tight spaces, such as window wells, hot tubs, or stock tanks, unscrew the top discharge and pump away!
– With a max flow rate of 1257 gallons per hour and the ability to pump water down to 1/16 in. of the surface, the WaterBUG leaves the area VIRTUALLY DRY!
– For more information, or locate where to buy, visit: https://www.waynepumps.com/product/wwb/

As temperatures continue to rise and the threat of global warming is ever present, it’s important to protect your investments. Predicting heavy rain and flash floods may be impossible, but arming yourself with the best tools in the industry will leave you prepared for extreme weather. Whether that’s a WAYNE Combination Primary and Back-Up System, or a unique WAYNE WWB WaterBUG Utility Pump, WAYNE Pumps should be the ONLY choice for your water pumping needs.

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