The sole purpose of a sump pump is to keep the area beneath your home dry, hence they are installed in either, the crawlspace under your house, or the basement. So, the question comes down to, whether you should buy a sump pump?
Where do you live?
The need of a sump pump precisely comes down to where you live. If you live in a flood prone area and end up having your basement flooded, then a sump pump is your way out. Sump pumps send water away from a house to any place where it is no longer problematic, such as a municipal storm drain or a dry well.
What’s your need?
Not everyone buys a sump pump to deal with the basement over flooding. A sump pump can be a useful appliance if your basement tends to smell musty or feel damp. One important pointer though, a dehumidifier can be helpful in dealing with the above problem. Only invest in a slump pump if a dehumidifier is not efficient enough in our basement.
Which suits your need?
There are the different types of sump pumps available in the market. Some sump pump are less expensive than the rest, there are a lot of differentiating factors to be considered. For instance, some sump pumps are manual, while others are automatic. Generally the manual sump pumps are cheaper than the automatic ones, but the automatic ones are more convenient and efficient. Other factors that needs to be considered is the sump pump’s power and its ability to lift water, this is also known as sump pump’s head pressure. Other considerations that need to be taken into account are voltage, word length, backup systems, etc.
Generally speaking, installing a second pump right next to the first one is considered a good idea, more so if you are used to storing valuables there or your basement is being used as a living room. The benefit if having a secondary pump is that, if the primary pump fails or gets overwhelmed then you can always have the second pump looking out for you and taking care of basement flooding issues. Also, having a battery backup is a must especially if your area is prone to power outages during a storm. The market is filled with combination packages of two or three pumps.
The above points must have enlightened you the benefits of having sump pump and if you are in need of one. In case you still need more clarification or if some of your questions are not addressed n this article, then get in touch with Pro Plumbing. They will surely be more than happy to help you out with your sump pump issues.