It started with a puddle on our basement floor.At first, we thought it was due to a leaky washing machine that spits out small amounts of water at the end of the final spin cycle. But, when the water would not drain, we knew it was more serious.As the day progressed — it was Feb. 1, a Friday, and just after last winter’s Polar Vortex — the puddle got larger and we realized that our sump pump had stopped working. Water from the washing machine goes into the sump pump pit along with moisture from our house . . .
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