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Ultimate Flood Protection

Oct 10, 2012

Ultimate Flood Protection

  • Plumbing Services
sump pump

You may have heard, “all sump pumps will eventually fail.” “All submersible sump pumps will eventually fail.” Yes, that is true. No Doubt! And, anyone who has ever gone through a flood without flood protection due to a failed sump pump knows the devastation and cost involved in clean-up and replacement of your possessions. Not to mention items that may have been damaged and cannot be replaced such as family photos, mementos, heirlooms, etc.

There are ejector or sump pumps available that can last for 30-40 years. They also come with a 20 year warranty. These kinds of pumps may be the last ejector or sump pump you will ever purchase. Unlike a submersible sump or ejector pump, which its name tells you the motor, housing, switch and impeller are completely submerged in water.

A tower or pedestal pump means its motor and switch are above the sump pit, only its impeller and float ball (which activates the pump motor) are in the water.

Tower ejector or sump pumps have a 30-40 year life expectancy which is five times the national average life of a residential submersible ejector or sump pump. The upright design eliminates 85% of pump failures resulting from water entering into the motor or switch. Tower ejector or sump pumps are capable of pumping 100 gallons per minute, 2-3 times the flow rate of other residential ejector or sump pumps. Tower ejector or sump pumps are maintenance free, and built for longevity with dependable and reliable operation for many, many years.

If you’ve had your basement flood, live in a home prone to potential flooding, or have to replace your ejector or sump pumps often, a tower ejector or sump pump may be the right flood protection solution for your home.

As with any ejector or sump pump, the tower ejector or sump pump requires electrical power to operate. So, what do you do when the power goes out? Consider an automatic stand-by generator.

An automatic stand-by generator is a back-up electrical system that operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of a power outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box. After power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage. It operates on natural gas and sits outside similar to a central air conditioning unit. Some towns have local ordinances and certain requirements for installation such as distance away from property lines and thickness of pad, but most requirements are not very restrictive.

You can install a generator to cover only essential circuits like ejector or sump pumps and refrigerators; or you can install it to provide complete whole house coverage. Not only can you protect yourself from flooding, but you have the added benefit of working electricity as well.

The combination of a tower ejector or sump pump and a stand-by generator will give you the ultimate flood protection system. If you are serious about never wanting to flood, this system will give you piece of mind knowing your home has protection no matter what weather conditions are outside.

Call Quality Plumbing Services to schedule an appointment and learn more about flood protection. Our highly trained technicians can answer any questions you may have regarding tower ejector or sump pumps and stand-by generators.

By zachadmachinescom

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