Whenever there are heavy rains, the accumulation of water in the basement is a matter of great concern. For many homeowners, it is important to get rid of the filthy water.
Now through the sump pump it can be easily cleaned from the basement of dirty water. It is attached to the tile, which comes out from the area near the feet of the house under the entire basement.
In many homes the tile is in only one part, so the homeowner should first decide what kind of drainage system their house has.
It is necessary to get rid of the dirty water that is left in the house and this work can be done easily with the sump pump. Sump pumps come in two basic models: the upright (commonly called a pedestal) and the submersible. Either will work well with proper maintenance.
Submersible pumps are designed to be submerged in water and sit on the bottom of the sump. The on/off switch is attached to the pump and can be a ball float connected to an internal pressure switch or a sealed, adjustable, floating switch.
Now you have the question what horsepower required for your house? So, Its depend on the depth of the basement and many factors. The cheaper one is ½ hp pump but we recommend 1/3 because this pump is most satisfactory for most house.
When used in similar conditions, a 1/2 horsepower pump will pump more water and lift it higher than a 1/3 horsepower pump. Most new sump pumps will have a chart or graph in the instructions or on the box that shows the flow versus height of lift for both sizes.
The flow usually is given in gallons per minute (gpm) or gallons per hour (gph). Multiply the gpm by 60 to convert to gph. The height of lift is given in feet of vertical lift.
The 1/2 hp pump shouldn’t cause any problems, but in situations where the water flow into the sump is relatively slow, you would have no advantage by using the larger pump. However, in situations where the water flow can become quite rapid, a 1/2 hp pump will keep up with the flow, whereas the 1/3 hp pump may not.
Almost all sump pumps come with a list of required tools and directions for installing them. Replacing a sump pump should not be too difficult for the “average” person. However, if you do not have the time necessary to install a sump pump or would just fell more comfortable having a professional plumber install your cellar sump pump systems, give us a call today for a free sump pump installation estimate!
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