By adding the following products or technology to your currents system, you’ll find peace of mind in knowing that your home is in good hands no matter your location.

DFA: Cellular Flood Monitoring Sump System

This flood monitoring technology delivers real-time alerts and information straight to your cell phone via text messaging. If there is a flood condition or power outage, you’ll receive a text so you are aware of the situation immediately. This technology is called AdvanTEXT and it allows for up to three phones to be programmed into the system.

AdvanTEXT does not require a landline or Internet service to operate. You’ll receive an alert if the system detects high water levels, if the batteries are getting low, and if the electricity goes out or when power is re-established. You can also text the system from your phone if you would like an update on the status of your system. This technology can be easily added to ANY sump system for a yearly fee of only $29.95.

F12V: “Smart Charging” Battery Backup System

This fully submersible battery backup system can be easily added to any sump pump system. It is made of corrosion-resistant thermoplastic, a durable and long-lasting material. It comes with a protective battery case with an LED display and alarm that sounds when there is a problem to alert the homeowner.

This battery backup system can be used in sump basins designed with a diameter of at least 14 inches. Its powerful 12 VDC motor has a pumping capacity that almost matches A/C powered pumps. This product comes with a 3-year warranty.

F33SS: Pre-Assembled Backup and Primary System

This is a cast iron pump that we talked about in our previous post combined with the backup system we just talked about above. This system operates efficiently and quietly. The entire system is made up of corrosion-resistant thermoplastic for long-term durability. It also comes with a 3-year warranty. To learn more about this or any other Blue Angel sump systems or technology, visit or contact Cyclone Contracting for more information on what we offer and install here in Ames.

If you need Ames sump pump maintenance, would like to purchase a brand new pump for your home, or add any of the products mentioned above, contact Cyclone Contracting.

Why You Should Consider a Sump Pump

Without a sump pump, you could run into various problems due to excess moisture in your basement. It’s a common problem for homeowners and could potentially cost you a lot of money. Moisture in your basement could lead to mold, mildew, rotting, or even flooding. These things not damage your home but could ultimately have a huge impact on your overall health. By installing or updating your sump pump, you could prevent many of these problems.

This month, we are offering customers a FREE Learning Wi-Fi Thermostat, a $390 value, when they purchase a new furnace in Ames. If your furnace is 15 years of age or older, you may be due for a furnace upgrade. If you haven’t already, contact us and we’ll inspect your furnace this winter! Old furnaces are at risk for leaking carbon monoxide into the home. This “silent killer” can linger inside homes for months unnoticed. Don’t take any chances! Schedule your furnace inspection today to avoid an emergency situation.