Sump pumps 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 groundwater table, if the basement is below the water table level. At Sanders Plumbing Services we Proudly Serve: Camden County, Burlington County and Gloucester County.
Sump pumps are typically installed when basement flooding can be a potential problem. A sump pump is also used to get rid of dampness where the water table is normally above the foundation of a home. A Sump pump sends water away from a house to any place where it no longer presents a problem.
There are generally two types of sump pump, 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 backup the power on their sump pumps. Back up batteries help sump pumps by providing a reliable power source during power outages, ensuring that the sump pump can continue to function and prevent flooding in the basement. Whether you are using a pedestal pump or a submersible, battery backups provide security in a time of need.