Waking up in the wee hours of the night, only to be surprised by an unwanted swimming pool in your house. Damaged wallpapers, swimming toys and a host of collectibles navigating in the space.
You’re not alone. Catastrophe indices and Quantification(CatIQ), states that severe weather had a negative impact on Canadians, averaging to $4.9 billion in claims for 2016 compared to $3.2 billion set in 2013.
Signs like these show that you need a sump pump. Installing a sump pump is cost-effective compared to doing repairs in your house. Expect to less than 20% of the cost of repairs.
How to Choose a Sump Pump (even if You’re Not a Plumber)
Choosing a sump pump is not something that comes naturally to you unless you’re a plumbing professional. Here’s what our expert Toronto plumbers have to say about choosing the right sump pump:
- Choose a submerged pump over a pedestal pump. Submerged pumps make it easy for you to cover the sump pit with a lead. This reduces pump noises and prevents debris from falling into the pit.
- Cast iron pumps are better than a plastic pump. They dissipate heat to the surrounding area and have a longer life span.
- Choose a pump with a no-screen intake design to minimize the chances of clogs. It should have an impeller that handles solids up to a 1/2-inch diameter.
- Buy the one with an alarm alert that signals you of the water level.
Fix It Now
Floods or moisture pilling up can ruin a house or a basement.
You can save your wife, husband, kids and guests from this nightmare. More importantly, you can save the cost of having to repair the house or the basement. That only happens when you install a sump pump. It is the only way of preventing moisture or floods from invading your family. Contact us now to help you with sump pump installation and with recommendations on how to choose the right pump for your home.