Choosing the Right Sump Pump

Paul Martinez -

A sump pump is crucial for keeping the interior of the house as dry as possible. This is especially true for homes that are prone to flooding or that are located in areas with a lot of moisture. A sump pump helps to prevent interior or basement damage by carrying excess water away from the foundation of a house. Over time, a sump pump replacement may be necessary because the pump is in need of repairs or has stopped working properly.

Although it may seem costly at first, a good sump pump can actually help save you money in the years ahead. That's because it helps to prevent water damage by removing any extra water away from the home. Flooding, whether it's in the basement or on the first floor, can lead to expensive damage to a home.

Submersible Sump Pumps

The submersible sump pump brand we recommend the most often are made by Zoeller.

Zoeller has been making sump pumps for some 70 years so they know a thing or two about what makes an effective one. It's no overstatement to say that they have become a kind of industry favorite because of their build quality, effectiveness, and affordability. The units are logically designed, solidly built, and have enough horsepower to tackle any volume of water typically encountered in the basement. Their sump pumps are without a doubt a high-quality product that will more than fulfill the needs of most homes.

Secondary Sump Pumps

We can hear the complaints already, "I just spent hundreds of dollars on a sump pump, and now you want me to buy a second one?!" Hear us out, a secondary pump installed right next to the first is a good idea too, especially if your basement has been converted to living space or if you store valuables there. If your primary pump fails or is overwhelmed, the back-up pump automatically takes over. For extra insurance, a battery backup pump can also be installed. When the power goes out, as it often does in a storm, the battery-powered pump can continue pumping for up to two days, depending upon the demand.

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

For battery backup systems, we recommend one made by NexPump.

The NexPump Battery Backup Systems are the "Next Generation" in sump pump technology and provide an added measure of protection to the primary sump pump. They are built with Internet and Wireless capabilities that send emails and make phone calls for disaster prevention. We recommend a NexPump Battery Backup for when your primary pump fails due to power failure, mechanical failure or independent discharge. NexPump Battery Backup Systems also help de-water subsoil in the event that the primary pump is not capable of handling it.