Learn about Sump Pumps. 

Most homeowners often find their basements and crawlspaces flooded with water. The water may come from streams from the roof or gutters during heavy rains and snowmelts or for many other reasons. Such cases can lead to property harm due to water damage and mould growth. Fortunately, the sump pump installation near me allows you to forget about the worry and enjoy your life carefree from the water logging issues. However, if you do not have a sump pump already installed, you may find yourself in a maze with many options to choose from. Every type has its own advantages and disadvantages you must know about.

Here are the different types of sump pumps and how they work-

How Do Sump Pumps Work?

Sump pumps are installed in a sump pit. When the pit fills up during heavy rains or flooding, it activates a switch on the sump pump and turns it on. Most pumps use centrifugal force and an impeller to force the water out of the pit. The check valve in the sump pump prevents water from flowing backward and only outwards.

Types of Sump Pumps-

Type #1- Submersible sump pump: As the name suggests, these sump pumps completely submerge in the sump pit. If your house is prone to flooding, a submersible pump can be beneficial for you with its enhanced power. However, they can be costly and are not the best option for those on a tight budget.

Type #2- Pedestal sump pump: Unlike the submersible type, a pedestal sump pump motor does not go into the sump pit. Instead, an extension shaft goes into the sump pit and sucks the water out. They are not costly, but you cannot use them in a heavy rainfall zone. They are best for low-flooding basements and people on a budget.

Type #3- Water-powered sump pump: You may need to find alternative energy source-using sump pumps if your location faces frequent power outages during storms. Water-powered sump pump uses water pressure from the municipal connection to run the motor. Some people also install water-powered sump pumps in addition to submersible or pedestal sump pumps by calling emergency plumbing services.

Type #4- Battery backup sump pumps: These are submersible sump pumps with a battery installed inside them. They do not rely on the main electricity line and are an excellent choice as a backup sump pump.

Type #5- Combination sump pumps: These can automatically switch from main electricity to battery in case of a power outage. Combination sump pumps are the best option if you want to protect your basements from flooding entirely.

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About The Author

Darren, Founder of Kingstree Plumbing, started in the trades over thirty years ago in England and has been plumbing for 17 years. He wrote his Red Seal certification upon immigrating to Canada in 2009. Living with his family in the Sherwood Park area, Darren found a community he loved. Kingstree Plumbing grew out of a desire to give back to the community that welcomed them so graciously.