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Sump pumps are responsible for pumping excess ground water from the basement to the outside of the home. For those of you that have ever experience water back up in your basement, you know all about how much cleaning is involved and how much damage can be caused. A sump pump is your best defensive against this ever happening. A sump pump can save you much money in the long run by maintaining the value of your home and by protecting against water damage.

There are three types of sump pumps commonly used. Two of them work on electricity and one of them works on waterpower. The two electric sump pumps include a pedestal pump and a submersible pump. Pedestal pumps are not meant to get wet. They stand upright with a motor a few feet above it. Submersible pumps are installed in the ground and work under water.

Pedestal pumps work best in basements that require frequent water drainage. They are typically more affordable, repairs are less expensive, and they will last much longer. However, they are noisier. Submersible pumps cost more, but they are concealed completely and much quieter. Water pumps run off your homes plumbing system. They operate at a slower rate, but will save you money by not requiring electricity.

In addition to the types of sump pumps, there are also several automatic switches to decide on. Automatic switches activate the pump when water reaches a certain threshold. They not only protect the pump, but they guard against unexpected floods. There are three main types of switches including a diaphragm switch, vertical action float, and tethered float.

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