If your primary sump pump is not working, it’s important to diagnose and fix the problem before your basement floods. Some issues are temporary or can be easily resolved, while other problems require replacing the entire pump.
Category: Primary Sump Pumps
Why Independent Discharge for Your Backup Sump Pump Is Best
When you install a emergency backup sump pump system, you have to choose between using a independent discharge pipe solely for your backup pump or tying into the preexisting discharge pipe used by your primary sump pump.
Although it is very common to use the existing discharge pipe, an independent discharge is preferred for three important reasons: […]
Why You Need a Backup Sump Pump
A primary sump pump is the first line of defense against basement flooding. However, it is often an insufficient by itself and many homeowners have learned the hard way that in addition to the primary sump pump, a backup sump pump is also an absolute necessity.
There are three reasons why you need to install a backup sump pump system today in tandem to your primary sump pump:
- Your primary sump pump will not run during power outages
- During heavy rains, primary sump pumps will often be overwhelmed
- Primary sump pumps can unexpectedly fail
Let’s dig into each of these reasons to have a backup sump pump. […]