Keeping your home and basement free of water and moisture is essential. Not only can standing water in your basement be a significant inconvenience, but it can also cause a variety of health hazards and long-term damage including the growth of mold throughout your entire home. The best way to keep your home safe and dry is to ensure that you have and maintain a working sump pump. The sump pump is an often overlooked tool that helps keep your basement safe from flooding of all kinds. There are four types of sump pumps to choose from including a primary sump pump, battery backup sump pump, a combination sump pump, and a sewage pump. Each type has its own advantages, so before making a purchase, be sure to consult with a specialist to see which will be the best fit for your home.
Primary Sump Pumps
There are two categories of primary sump pumps; the first is a submersible pump, which is placed underwater within the pump basin. A pedestal pump is positioned half in and half out of the basin with the pump base submerged and the motor located above; this type is best for homes with a small basin. Primary sump pumps are the most common for households as they are designed to keep out seepage and protect your home from floods.
Battery Backup Sump Pumps
When the power goes out, a traditional sump pump will be rendered useless. Often, during big storm events, this is when you need a sump pump the most. Battery backup units are not meant for everyday use, but rather are meant to be used in cases of emergency where your primary pump fails or is without power. In the case of a power outage, the battery will begin to supply power to the pump allowing it to continue doing its job.
Combination Sump Pumps
Like a multi-tool, a combination sump pump merges a primary sump pump with a battery backup to give you the full benefits of both systems in a straightforward machine. This type of system is exceptionally useful in areas with heavy rainfall and flooding as it allows for both the primary and backup to run together in case of severe water levels.
Unlike sump pumps, sewage pumps are used to pump sewage waste out of the home and into the septic system. The most significant difference between the two is that sewage pumps can also pump solid matter. They will be installed either in the septic tank or in a separate chamber and run automatically.
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