A sump pump is a plumbing pump that is installed into the basement area of a house to keep water seepage from causing flooding or damage to the property. The sump is a pit created to collect excess water for pumping.
If a property has an above average water table, or is prone to extreme weather or sudden, large rainfall events, a sump pump system is a sound investment.
There are many options to consider when choosing your sump pump:
The vertical distance water needs to be pumped
The total distance water needs to travel
The size of the sump pit housing the pump
Whether the pump will run continuously or be switched on and off
The amount of debris in the sump pit
Whether there is a power supply readily available
Manufacturers such as Saniflow offer a diverse range of pumps, available with different power outputs. When choosing the power output on the motor of your pump be sure to check the manufacturer’s guidelines. Bigger is not necessarily better. A larger pump may remove water too quickly and run dry, reducing the lifetime of the unit.
Owners in areas prone to heavy rainfall often install a back-up pump, should the primary pump be overwhelmed. Where power outages are a risk, a combination pump, which has a battery pack, can prevent a sudden risk of flooding when power fails.
Little Giant are one of the manufacturers who offer a comprehensive selection of pumps to meet the risks your home faces.
Find direct replacement sump pumps from Direct Brand.