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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.
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Huntsville, AL  |  800-253-2583

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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Houston, TX  |  866-624-7867

Magnatex Pumps reliability of a broad range of products bring our current customers back and impresses potential clientele. With our focus on magnetic drive pumps and centrifugal pumps, we can provide the turbine vane pumps, water pumps, and sealless centrifugal pumps applicable as acid pumps, chemical pumps (feed, process, transfer), and hot oil pumps, appropriate to your needs.

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Magnatex® Pumps, Inc. $$$

Northbrook, IL  |  800-786-7249

Would an inventory of 9,000 pumps and pump accessories entice you to look here? We sell and repair product from dependable manufacturers—chemical pumps, horizontal and vertical centrifugal pumps, multistage centrifugal pumps, sealless pumps, sump pumps and more.

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PumpBiz® Inc $$$

Cincinnati, OH  |  513-530-0888

Vertiflo manufactures and distributes self-priming centrifugal pumps (trash and solids handling), industrial vertical centrifugal pumps, sump pumps, sealless pumps and chemical pumps. Our company was established in 1979 and has grown, developing many new products for industrial applications.

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Vertiflo Pump Company $$$

Arvada, CO  |  303-425-0800

For reliable industrial pumps and compressors, contact Sundyne for design and manufacture. Industries using our centrifugal pumps include pharmaceutical processing, chemical processing, power generation, beverage production and others. Sundyne centrifugal integrally geared compressors are engineered to run continuously for 7 years under API-617 and API-614 standards. Call today to learn more.

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Sundyne Corporation $$$
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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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