Leading Sump Pump Manufacturers

One of the things a building or house owner would never want to see is their basement flooded with sewage water. Not only would it damage the foundations of the building, but it would also become a demanding task to drain all the water. However, this will not be a problem if a sump pump is installed in the basement. Read More…

Sump Pump One of the things a building or house owner would never want to see is their basement flooded with sewage water. Not only would it damage the foundations of the building, but it would also become a demanding task to drain all the water. However, this will not be a problem if a sump pump is installed in the basement.

When it comes to moving your hard-to-handle liquids quickly and efficiently, John Blue’s centrifugal transfer and spray pumps are second to none. John Blue Company’s product lines include centrifugal spray pumps, cast iron centrifugal pumps, and polypropylene centrifugal pumps.

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AGI Industries was founded in 1968 as a fluid power service and repair company. Today the company distributes and manufactures high pressure pumps and related components. With locations all over the United States we look forward to serving you. Call us today or visit our website for more information.

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The many brands available through Crane® offer a variety of centrifugal pumps, including self-priming centrifugal pumps, sealless pumps, vertical centrifugal pumps and chemical pumps. We have over a century of experience with engineering pumping equipment.

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End-suction cast iron, plastic and stainless steel (corrosion-resistant plus 2-stage high head) centrifugal pumps are manufactured by us. These material types are used for our chemical pumps, sump pumps and self-priming centrifugal pumps. Weber Industries began pump manufacturing in 1963.


Having the potential to access many brand-name products for you, consider us for your industrial process needs. Centrifugal pumps, controls, filters, monitors, process sensors, sensors and tanks are among the products we can secure for your needs. We are just a phone call, e-mail or fax away.

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Introduction to Sump Pumps

A sump pump is a mechanical device installed in the basement of a building so it can dispose of accumulated water by pumping it out through discharge pipes. A sump is a pit or basin dug into the floor to collect leaking water. It is designed so that water falls into it due to the force of gravity.

As soon as the water fills the sump pit, the pump starts pumping it out of the house. Sumps not only pertain to domestic use but are employed in industrial areas too. A sump pump can discharge large amounts of industrial process water and high-temperature boiler condensate water.

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

Below are some of the features of a sump pump:

  • A sump pump is a device that monitors rising water pressure and levels to make sure they don't go too high.
  • These pumps measure the amount of water in the basin using a switch.
  • When a rising water level triggers the switch, the pump begins pumping the water into a discharge pipe far from the house's foundation.
  • An electric motor, a battery, or water can all be used to power a pump.
  • While backup pumps that run on water or a battery during a power outage are common in sump pump systems, pumps primarily have a wired setup.

Switches Used in Sump Pumps

Sump pumps can be operated on a switch system. The pump can be turned on independently using the switch. Some switches function uniquely from others yet produce the same outcome. Here is a brief description of a few different switch kinds and how they operate:

  • Pressure Switch: A pressure switch senses the amount of pressure in the water if it starts to rise and triggers the operation of the pump accordingly.
  • Vertical Switch: This switch works on a simple mechanism. Being a magnetic switch, it slides up and down depending upon the water level, turning the pump on and off.
  • Diaphragm Switch: This switch functions similarly to a human diaphragm, shifting from concave shape to normal (in or out) when the pressure changes. Because it is the least likely to become stuck on or off, it is the most frequently used type of switch.

Applications of Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are very specific with regards to their application. Following are some of the useful applications of sump pumps:

  • Avoiding the growth of mold or mildew in basements
  • Disposing of sewage or industrial wastewater
  • Reducing humidity by improving air quality
  • Keeping the temperature of a basement cool

Benefits of Sump Pumps

As evident from their applications, sump pumps can be beneficial in more than one way. Here is a list of the benefits of sump pumps:

  • Preventing health or breathing hazards associated with mold and mildew growth
  • Keeping a basement dry, clean, and free of flooding danger
  • Protecting against sewage backups

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