A sump pump is a device used to pump excess water out of your basement. It is often installed in a small sump pump pit. Excess water is directed to the sump pit, allowing your pump to expel the water and prevent your basement from flooding. Sump pumps are great for rural or urban areas that are under the water line and commonly experience flooding.
Sump pumps utilize a flood protection system that directs the water to the sump pump basin. The pump discharges the water in a safe, designated area, preventing water from flooding your basement and compromising the structural integrity of your home. However, sump pumps require power to operate, so they cannot function when the power is out. During power outages caused by severe thunderstorms, flooding can be a dangerous issue. You will need an alternate power source such as a battery system or a generator to keep your sump pump operating when the power is out.
There are two main types of sump pumps:
Pedestal sump pumps are equipped with a motor on a post that remains outside of the sump pit. They are more prone to malfunction as water and debris often get sucked up the pump and can cause damage, but they are more convenient and easier to maintain and repair; they’re also the more economic option.
Alternatively, submersible pumps are located at the bottom of the sump pump pit, and they sit below the water line. The pump is triggered when the water rises above it. It effectively filters out dirt and debris but offers less accessibility. However, it is much quieter than the pedestal pump.
At Drain King Plumbers, we have a team of trained plumbing professionals who are equipped with all of the tools necessary to install a sump pump. We will dig a hole in your basement floor and install the pump while securing it to the ground and directing the flow of water to a safe, designated area.
To learn more about sump pumps, call Drain King Plumbers at 416 661 5464 or contact us here.