What Is A Sump Pump and What Does It Do? Many homes are constructed in areas where heavy rains or groundwater seepage can invade basement areas. Flooding can cause thousand of dollars in damage. Homes that are built in low-lying areas often need to use sump pumps on an ongoing basis to prevent water damage during rainy seasons. About Sump Pumps Sump pumps work by removing water that collects in the sump basin. A number of waterproofing systems may direct the water to the basin. The water is then pumped to a municipal storm sewer or dry well to be carried away from the area. The sump is wired to the home’s electrical system, but may also have a battery backup. Sump pumps have five main components. A water collection system, a basin, a primary sump pump, a discharge hose, and a check valve. Types of Sump Pumps Two types of sump pumps are available, the pedestal pump and the submersible pump. The pedestal pump has the motor mounted on a shaft outside the pump basin. A vertical float is then adjusted to determine at what level the pump is activated. This type of pump is generally used for smaller basins that are less than 10 feet. The pedestal pump is popular with many homeowners because it is economical, can be positioned so that the motor does not become submerged and can last for up to 15 years. The submersible pump has a motor that is sealed within the pump basin below the water line. This type of pump is quieter and less obtrusive. Many people prefer these pumps for finished basements. They cost more than pedestal pumps but can last up to 30 years. They are also safer for homes with children who may play around the pump area.
Your home is one of the most important and expensive investments you will make. For many homeowners having a basement is not only a luxury, it’s a necessity. Although basements are great for everything from storing family treasures to entertaining guests, there is one potential downside….FLOODING! There are many things that can cause flooding including a power outage, a failed sump pump, or a crack in the foundation. Cleaning up from a flood is a nightmare. Not everyone realizes that something can be done to prevent basement flooding. The solution: Install a battery backup sump pump system!Two decades ago I set out to create a better battery backup sump pump; one that would give the homeowner security and peace of mind. The Basement Watchdog battery backup sump pump systems are the result. They incorporate unique monitoring features that sound an alarm when maintenance is needed or a problem arises, and they offer quick solutions. During the last two decades the Watchdog systems have become the leader among battery backup sump pump systems because of their unique monitoring, their powerful pumping capacity, and their reliability. I encourage every potential customer to research, not only our three models, but to look at our competitors systems as well. The fact is, when comparing reliability, capacity, features and price, no other system on the market even comes close to the Basement Watchdog. Look closely at the features and you will see why consumers continue to choose the Basement Watchdog.For years our customers have asked us if we manufacture primary sump pumps that are as reliable as our backups. After several years of development, I am proud to say that Basement Watchdog now offers reliable, energy efficient primary sump pumps for added security and peace of mind. We also have a new product that is a combination primary and backup sump pump. This new combination pump is already assembled, making installation very easy.I want to welcome you into the Basement Watchdog family and encourage you to explore our website to learn more about backup sump pumps and the complete line of Basement Watchdog products. This site will help you decide which system best fits your needs.
Back Up Sump Pumps
|Model 441 Battery Back-Up Emergency Sump Pump System
|PC-Series Sump Pump Combo Series
|SJ10A SumpJet® Water Powered BU Pump with Alarm
|SJ10 SumpJet® Water Powered Back-Up Pump