Sump Pump Experts
A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a sump basin, commonly found in the basement of homes. This basin acts as a collection reservoir for runoff water, and periodically needs to be emptied.
In older sump pumps, sometimes waste water is discharged to the sanitary sewer – a big no-no by modern municipal by-laws. If you have one of these older models, you need to reroute your sump pump away from the city sewers or you can face some heavy fines. How to tell if yours is one of the older models? If the pump empties in a laundry sink in your basement, it’s pretty likely that your runoff is going somewhere it shouldn’t.
A pedestal sump pump can be recognized by a motor mounted above the sump, a long, vertical extension shaft, and an impeller at the pump’s base. The submersible pump, on the other hand, is entirely mounted inside the sump, and is carefully sealed to prevent and electrical shortage.