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Sump Pumps

Sump Pump InstalledSump pumps are relatively compact appliances for the home placed in the lower area of houses in the basement or crawl space. It's essentially a system which is put in low-lying locations to pump out water. The purpose of a sump pump is to get rid of or lessen the likelihood of flooding. Because of their ability to get rid of water which has accumulated in a basement or crawl space, these pumps are often used in places susceptible to flooding. If your basement is flooded, please give our basement waterproofing specialists a try - we set up sump pumps for anyone residing in: Parkersburg, Ravenswood, Charleston, Huntington, Scott Depot, Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Weston, Wheeling, Beckley, and surrounding areas of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Dual Pump Pack Heavy Duty

Sump Pump Cutaway

There are only three reasons you would have water in your basement as a result of sump pump failure: the primary pump can’t keep up with the water volume, the primary pump fails—or there is a power outage. Heavy Duty addresses all three circumstances. It has all the features and benefits of the D/C Back-up system, and also includes a secondary ½ horsepower sump pump to aid the primary pump in the event of failure. If you’re looking for complete peace of mind and a permanently dry basement, the Heavy Duty system is for you!

The Dual Pump Pack Heavy Duty also includes an airtight lid perfect to keep out debris and prevent water from evaporating back into the basement which increases humidity.

Sump Pump Installers

Our sump pump installers put the pump in a sump pit, which is a gap that was dug out in the lowest part of the home. Water accumulates in this pit any time there is an overabundance of precipitation, or some other event occurs which would ordinarily trigger flooding. After it's started up, the pump's purpose is to get rid of the water from the pit to make room for more and to prevent a flood. The majority of sump pumps do the job automatically and the pump comes into play when the pressure inside the pit gets to a particular stage. At this point, water will flow to and up the pump by centrifugal force.

Two of the most well-known types of these pumps are the submersible and pedestal styles. A submersible sump pump is actually located in the sump pit, this type of pump sucks up the water from the base of the pit. A pedestal sump pump is a cheaper option. This pump is situated outside the pit and the water is pulled up from the the surface of the pit. In addition, there are manual or automatic sump pumps. The automatic pumps are recommended because the water will clear before it is far too late. Manual pumps are more affordable but are annoying to turn on/off.

There are many variations between different models, even those of exactly the same variety. For instance, the amount of horsepower in the pump may differ significantly. Determining how much horsepower is needed for your needs is determined by how many times flooding occurs and the degree to which moisture is an issue within your house. Many other features and variations to consider include cord length, pump pressure, backup systems, and also whether a warranty is supplied.

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

Since they work on the electricity from your home, a sump pump won't work in the event of a power failure, and this happens when a battery backup sump pump is required. A few models come with a rechargeable battery as a backup energy source, which may be a huge help in these types of scenarios. There is also a choice of setting up an alarm system which will reveal if the water level begins to rise, or the pump stops working correctly.

Please Contact The Basement Doctor WV (formerly Crawl Space and Basement solutions) at 1-877-620-8165 or fill out our online form for more information on our available sump pumps.

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