A residential or commercial building in a flood zone should have some type of sump pump. There is simply no way to keep the basement or any wet area absolutely dry and safe after a flood without a sump pump. With more than two decades of experience in this field, Wellbrook Plumbing are experts on sump pump repair in Welland, ON, and we can help you choose the best one for your property.

Sump Pump – Details and Types

Sump pumps are installed in sump pits by a sump pump installation company. This pit is around 2 by 2 feet depending on the size of the pump and the extent of potential water damage. The sump pit, when filled with water, automatically activates a switch to run the pump motor. While a check valve prevents the backflow of water in the pipes, the impeller pushes the water away from the pit and into the outflow pipe.

Primary Sump Pump

Primary sump pumps are simple in design and installed by sump pump companies to drain water from the pits to avoid any further damage to the house or commercial building.

Submersible Sump Pump

This is a type of primary sump pump, electrically operated and conveniently placed submerged inside the sump pit. This type of sump pump runs longer due and requires less sump pump maintenance due to its inability to overheat.

Pedestal Sump Pump

These sump pumps are mounted on a long tube and far above the sump pit. They are, therefore, waterproof, ideal where sump pits are small and less likely to have a need for a sump pump replacement.

Backup Pumps

As the name indicates, they act as a backup for a non-functional sump pump. When the primary pump stops working, this pump does the job.

Combination Pumps

Combination pumps are primary pumps and backup pumps integrated into one unit. When the main pump malfunctions, the backup pump automatically gets activated.

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