SERVPRO of Rochester has seen a lot of these sump pump failures in the last 24 hours. Rochester, Minnesota received over 5" of rain in a time period of 6 hours. This resulted in flooding of roadways, basements, and sump pumps to fail. Even homes with sump pumps with back-up pumps couldn't keep up to the water. These storms are common in Minnesota especially in June.
If you find your self facing a wet basement because your sump pump isn't working there are a few things to know about what you should do. Check to make sure your sump pump is plugged in. If it is and you determine that the sump pump is not working, you will need to get another sump pump up and going to remove the water until SERVPRO of Rochester can arrive. Then, begin removing any valuables and items to a dry place. Next, you should call your insurance agent and ask for SERVPRO of Rochester services.