A sump pump is designed to go in your basement and pump out water that gets into your home when it floods. There are many different types of pumps you can purchase for your home.
#1: Battery-Powered Sump Pump
A battery-powered sump pump is designed to work even when the electricity is down. If the power goes out, you don't have to worry about water accumulating in your basement and leading to your basement flooding if you have a battery-powered pump. This type of sump pump is not that powerful, but it is great to have just in case.
#2: Water-Powered Sump Pump
A water-powered sump pump is powered by water and is designed to kick in when it comes in contact with water. If you are connected to the city water system, you can connect the water pump to your city water source.
A water pump works by using the pressure from your water source to power your sump pump. This is a great backup type of sump pump to have because it works regardless of whether you have power. Unfortunately, water-powered pumps generally do not work with wells, as they don't have enough water pressure to power them.
#3: Submersible Sump Pump
One of the most popular types of sump pumps is a submersible sump pump. This type of pump is designed to sit inside of your sump pit, thus the submersible part of the name. This makes it a little difficult to access the sump pump, but it also makes your basement more visually appealing.
A submersible sump pump is powered by electricity, and it can move numerous gallons of water per hour. A submersible sump pump can easily pump the water out of your basement that is coming through due to rainfall or melting snowfall.
#4: Pedestal Sump Pump
One of the primary alternatives to submersible sump pumps is pedestal sump pumps. With a pedestal sump pump, the pump is located at the top of your sump pump. A shaft goes into the pit in order to raise the water out of the pump. Pedestal sump pumps work well because the motor is not sunk in the water, which helps protect the motor and gives a pedestal sump pump a long lifespan.
When it comes to sump pumps, you need to have a standard sump pump, such as a submersible or pedestal pump. You should also have backup water-powered or battery-powered pump for when the electricity goes out. Contact a contractor in your area to learn more about your options for sump pump replacement.