Choosing a Sump Pump

No matter how good a drainage system is, the basement will get wet if the pump installed is not effective. The sump pump is at the heart of any waterproofing system. The drainage system merely directs the water to the pump. It is the pump that has the important job of actually expelling the water from the home.

In some cases, homeowners can even avoid the cost of a complete drainage system altogether with the installation of the proper pump.

There are a lot of pump options out there, and it is very important to make the right choice.

We use the ProSeries line of pumps, and recommend them to anyone who is investigating their pump options.

Why the Pro Series Pumps?

The Dual Float Switch
float-switchUntil now there have been three varieties of float switches:

  • Vertical
  • Tethered
  • Pressure

Unfortunately, all three of these switches are subject to various forms of failure.

The ProSeries pumps utilize a float with redundant switches to eliminate these problems. The ProSeries Dual Float has not one, but two floats mounted within a protective cage.

Should one float fail to operate, the second float is available and ready to activate the pump. The protective cage prevents debris or other wires from interfering with movement of the floats. The result is the most reliable float switch on the market.

The Dual Float Electronic Controller
dual-floatThe ProSeries Electronic controller monitors pump and power conditions and sounds an alarm if a problem is detected. In addition, it begins the pumping cycle when either float rises 1/4″, and runs the pump an additional 10 seconds after the float returns to its original position.The electronic controller takes the guess work out of pump operation.

The combination of the dual float switch and electronic controller is unbeatable.

We believe that ProSeries pumps are the best on the market. The full line of pumps are built for continuous duty: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. They are strong and dependable and come with 3 – 5 year manufacturer’s warranties.