Sump pump are pumps used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump pit. A sump pit, commonly found in the home basement, is simply a depression designed to collect water. The water may enter through the perimeter drains of a basement waterproofing system directing the water into the pit. Sump pumps can also handle excess rain or a naturally high ground water table, if the basement is below the water table level.
Sump pumps are typically installed when basement flooding can be a potential problem. Sump pumps are also used to get rid of dampness where the water table is normally above the foundation of a home. Sump pumps send water away from a house to any place where it no longer presents a problem.
There are generally two types of sump pumps. They are pedestal and submersible. The pedestal pump's motor is mounted above the pit, where it is easier to service. The submersible pump is entirely mounted inside the pit.
Many people use batteries to back up the power on their sump pumps. Whether you are using a pedestal pump or a submersible, battery backups provide security in a time of need. Sanders Home Services specializes in ensuring your safety by offering and installing battery backup systems.