If thunderstorms make you nervous, you’re not alone!

Every time there is a severe storm, Alarmtech’s on-call technician has a sleepless night answering calls about low batteries and damage from power surges. Is there anything that can be done?

It’s true — the thunderstorms lately seem to be more intense, and those of us who have suffered from leaky roofs, basements or lost electrical equipment during storms find it hard to enjoy the sound of heavy rainfall. During a recent discussion with a client who had to have his cellular radio replaced because of a suspected power surge I suggested he look into a whole house surge protection unit. Alarmtech had one installed a couple of years back by Finan Home Service (www.finanhomeservice.com) and we installed one at our home as well. It does bring some more peace of mind during mind-rattling thunderbolts!

Another thing that causes anxiety during weather episodes is the worry about a leaky basement or sump pump failure during power outages. Adding a water bug in a problem area, or adding a sump pump monitor to your alarm system can save dollars and heartache. You will likely qualify for an additional discount on insurance for adding water detection. In the spring of 2019, in the wee dark hours, Bob and I travelled to our daughter’s house after being called about a sump pump failure. Sure enough, we arrived to find the power out in her neighbourhood and the sump pump dangerously full. We used the light of our cellphones to guide our bailing efforts until we felt the levels were low enough to safely leave. If the water had risen high enough again, we would have received a second call from the station. In the end, our daughter came home to a dishevelled but dry basement rec room!

If you want information on adding devices to your existing system, or on an upgrade, install or switchover to Alarmtech, please contact us for further information. We are here to help!

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Written by Nancy Hoevenaars, Brand Manager [ Marketing and Human Resources ]