If you have a basement, you are likely familiar with the concept of sump pumps. For many homeowners, these are completely ignored and they get no recognition for their value – until they stop working. Then homeowners realize that sump pumps in Boston (and everywhere else) are actually invaluable.
Before you invest in a sump pump for your home, you should familiarize yourself with the different types, so you can make an informed decision.
Primary Sump Pumps
This is the standard, which is found in most homes. It is designed to pump water out of your basement to prevent flooding. They can pump several thousand gallons of water out each day to keep your home dry and safe.
There are two main types of primary sump pumps – submersible and pedestal. As the name suggests, submersible pumps are placed under water; pedestal pumps are placed with the motor out of the water. These types are ideal for small sump basins.
Battery Backup Sump Pumps
This provides you added protection in case your power goes out. If you live in a rural area, or an area where you are susceptible to power outages, this could be a good choice. Primary sump pumps run on electricity, which will not do you any good in the event of a power outage; a battery backup will ensure that no flooding occurs.
The backup unit kicks in when the power goes out so it can continue working. Thanks to advances in technology, you can be alerted via email or text in the event of a failure.
Combination sump pumps
These are a combination of a primary sump pump and a battery backup. This will help protect your home in normal circumstances as well as power outages.
Choosing the right sump pumps in Boston, or any other area, takes some research. If you’re not sure, contact your Basement Technologies for advice and affordable services.