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How to Choose a Sump Pump

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Basement Sump Pump Follow these tips to purchase a sump pump that will serve you well for years, preventing storm damage that can flood your basement.

If you get water in your basement when it storms, a sump pump can prevent some serious storm flooding cleanup. Take these factors into consideration when selecting a pump:

  • Choose a submersible pump over a pedestal pump if your sump basin has the space. Submersible pumps allow the sump pit to be covered with a lid, reducing pump noise and keeping debris out of the pit.
  • Buy a pump with a cast iron core, not one made of plastic. Cast iron helps to dissipate heat to the surrounding water, lengthening the life of the pump.
  • To minimize the chance of clogs, the pump should have a no-screen intake design coupled with an impellor that can handle solids up to ½-inch in diameter.
  • The switch should be mechanical, not a pressure switch, and the float should be solid.
  • Look for a pump with an alarm that tells you when the water reaches a certain level.

Once your pump is installed, ensure your peace of mind by performing sump pump routine maintenance each spring.

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