Generally, in the basements of homes, you will find sump pumps that are used to remove water collected in the sump basin. To install or repair sump pumps in Montréal, contact Akton Injection. The installation of a sump pump includes discharge pipe, exterior French drain, interior French drain, as well as sump pump and basin. Different types of sump pumps are available, such as pro-series combination pump and Zoeller M53.
Features of a pro-series combination pump are:
Dual pump and dual floats
Battery back-up (self-charging)
Automatic system monitoring
As the groundwater level rises, it should be diverted into a catch basin. When the water level reaches a critical level, the sump pumps will automatically begin to pump the water out through a pipe before the water reaches the basement floor. Once the water returns to a normal level, the pump automatically turns off. A sump pump is a vital part of most waterproofing systems because if the pump malfunctions, the system will fail. An adequate sump pump can save you thousands of dollars in the long run by protecting you from water damages.
Sump Pump Backups
Since a sump pump is generally hardwired or plugged in, ideally, homes should have a battery backup in the event the electricity fails. At Akton Injection, we strongly suggest that it is better to be safe and so recommend the installation of a battery-driven backup to act in times of emergency. The backup runs on a battery charger that is kept topped up in case of a power outage. The battery charger will kick on when all power fails and power the backup sump pump. You should test the battery performance before spring melts and fall rains. Installation of this type of secondary system will ensure a safe home.
If you have already lived through a flooded basement, then you must be aware of the damage it can cause. Even an inch of water can take hours to clean up and can cause thousands of dollars in damages to your belongings. In addition, there is a threat of mould caused by excess moisture. Installing a quality sump pump and backup in your basement is your best defence to prevent flooding.
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