A sump pump is designed to help keep your basement dry by collecting groundwater that would otherwise leak into your basement. There are four main types of pumps: primary, battery backup, combination, and sewage. It is important that you pick the right sump pump for your home based on your needs. Here’s some more information on the four types of sump pumps to help you choose the right one for your home.
A primary sump pump is the typical pump that you find in most people’s homes. It is made to pump any excess water out of your basement which prevents flooding. They are able to pump up several thousand gallons of water an hour. There are also two types of primary sump pumps: submersible and pedestal. Submersible pumps are placed under water, while pedestal pumps are placed with the motor out of the water.
Sump pumps are typically powered by electricity, so that means if the power goes out, your pump does too. A battery backup sump pump gives you extra security just in case your power does go out. This backup system doesn’t only work in a power outage, but it also provides additional assistance during a heavy rain storm if your sump pump fails or can’t keep up with the water supply.
A combination sump pump is simply just a combination of a primary pump and one with a battery backup all in one. This ensures that your basement is protected under regular circumstances and if there is a power outage or severe rain storm.
Sewage pumps are different than regular sump pumps, but they can still be used for that purpose too. However, they are designed specifically to pump sewage waste away from the home. Sewage pumps have the ability to pass solids rather than just water, which is what separates it from a regular sump pump. You can install a sewage pump with your existing sump pump or install it separately.
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