If heavy rains or flooding occur in Portland, are you ready with sump pumps tested and powered? These critical protective devices for your home tend to be out of sight and out of mind until they’re needed. They protect your basement and its contents from flooding and are especially important for finished basements. Instead of leaving your sump pumps to chance, regular inspections, testing, repairs if needed, and replacement sump pump installation at about eight years of service are all important.