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Sump Pumps are used to remove water that accumulate in a sump pit. Sump pits are typically placed in basements or crawl spaces beneath a home.The purpose of sump pits is to collect water in one place for easy drainage to a place away from the home or building. Water may build up as a result of a high water table, drainage from a collection system or direct run-off.
Like any equipment with moving parts, sump pumps will wear out over time and will need to be replaced. There is no general rule on how often a sump pump should be replaced since it depends on how often the pump operates.
It is important to test your sump pump regularly to make sure it will operate when the next big downpour occurs. Test it by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit. The pump should turn on, remove the water from the pit and shut itself off in a matter of seconds.
You may also have what is called an ejector pump in your basement. It is designed to pump sewage to an overhead sewer or septic field. It should have two pipes coming out of a sealed cover. One pipe is the pump discharge to the sewer and the second is a vent usually going out through the roof.
Whether you’re replacing your existing system or installing a new system, we have a full line of both Primary Sump Pumps and Battery Operated Back Up Sump Pumps.
Backup Sump Pumps –Battery and Non Battery/Electrical
If your primary sump pump fails, having a backup sump pump installed will ensure that your home doesn’t get flooded. Non-battery powered backup sump pumps are connected to your home’s power grid. If the power should happen to go out, such as during a strong storm, a battery-powered backup sump pump will keep working to protect your basement.
The city of Toronto is currently offering a rebate of $1750 towards the disconnection of your storm drains to the city sewer line, and the installation of a new sump pump draining outside of the home. This is in an effort to reduce the amount of water entering the treatment plants during rain falls, and reducing the flash floods into basements. This is why they also recommend and offer the installation of a backwater valve.
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