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Text Box: “BASEPUMP”  THE ULTIMATE SUMP PUMP BACK UP SYSTEM

Reduce the risk of basement flooding with the back up pump THAT DOESN’T NEED ELECTRICITY TO OPERATE! 

Finally, a reliable sump pump back-up!  It’s manufactured by the BASEPUMP Corporation.  It doesn’t require  electricity to operate because it uses your city municipal water supply.  (Read More)
Text Box: basement flooding can be reduced or eliminated in most homes. 

It’s our business to understand the design of your basement drainage and sump pump system and how it should function.   The purpose of our INSPECT and CHECK program is to identify potential problems and assist you with keeping your system operating at peak performance when you need it most.  (READ MORE)
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Most homeowners don’t give their electric sump pump much thought.  It’s rarely noticed when it starts up and pumps water from
below the house slab from the “jug” or pit in the basement floor to the outside of the house.   A sump pump is one of the most
important operating systems in the house and it deserves a lot more attention then most of us give it.  It’s sole purpose is to
protect your home from basement flooding. Sump pump failure can be devastating.  Any water entering into a house can cause structural damage and is the primary source of mold growth.  The cost of personal property losses from flooding has skyrocketed as we convert basements into living areas. Unfortunately electric sump pumps don’t operate when there’s a power outage...no electricity, no pumping.  They’re useless at the time when we’re dealing with the worst of weather conditions and need it to work the most. They’re also notorious for failing to operate and can stop working without warning.  

A number of homeowners have battery back-up pumps installed in case their primary pump fails. Battery operated pumps were designed to work in an emergency for brief periods during interruptions in electrical service.  They’re powered by a 12 volt marine battery and a 120 volt “trickle” charger that plugs into your wall outlet.  They only operate efficiently with a fully charged battery.  Within a few hours they too are virtually useless without electricity and recharging.

The BASEPUMP is s creative and reliable backup sump pump that requires virtually no electricity work.   It’s designed to operate exclusively from the municipal water supply in your house.  A float located in the sump pump jug lifts up if water rises above the primary pump during a power outage or primary pump failure.  It activates a valve in the unit sending a powerful stream of city water through an ejector.  Acting like a giant straw, it draws water up from the pit and discharges it outdoors.  As water is removed from the pit, the float returns to it’s lowest level and pumping stops. Unlike the primary and battery back-ups the water powered pump operates whenever it’s needed.  To take over if the primary system loses power or can’t handle the volume of water.  Day or night, home or away it’s ready to run and keep your basement dry.
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Text Box: basement flooding can be reduced or eliminated in most homes. 

It’s our business to understand the design of your basement drainage and sump pump system and how it should function.   The purpose of our INSPECT and CHECK program is to identify potential problems and assist you in keeping your system operating at peak performance when you need it most.  

Your sump pump was installed for a only one reason

It’s there to collect and discharge water that accumulates around and below your basement out, and away from the house.  When a system fails there’s a significant risk of damage to your house and personal property!   

IF YOUR BASEMENT FLOODS
All the water and moisture needs to be removed as soon as possible.  The longer water and moisture stays in the basement the more extensive the damage.   If the water level is high enough it could damage the furnace, water heater and electrical circuits.  Hiring a company in an emergency to pump water from your basement is expensive.  When severe storm rolls through an area demand for these services are high.  Finding a company to respond quickly may be difficult or impossible.  The cost a basic “pump out” typically starts at around $400 dollars. 
 

There’s simply no substitute for having a professional, reliable company like THE SUMP PUMP PROS to inspect and check, clean and perform the routine maintenance every system needs.   We’ll visit your home and do an evaluation and make recommendations on what can be done to improve your system. 
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•  Freelance star, AP:  Mar. 4, 2011,  House & Home, News to Use: “PUMP HELPS PREVENT FLOODS” 

•  Washington Post, Jeanne Huber, Oct. 21, 2011, Home & Garden HOW TO:BUYING THE RIGHT SUMP PUMP! (Read the  article)

Also featured on:      •  GOOD MORNING AMERICA       •  HGTV       •  THIS OLD HOUSE
Text Box: How To: Buying the right sump pump
By Jeanne Huber, Published: October 19, 2011
Q. In 2005, after many years without water problems, I had to have a French drain and two sump pumps installed in the basement of my house. Now I worry about having power go out when the groundwater is high.
I contacted the firm that put in the French drain, and they recommended a “Cadillac” system with a marine cell battery that starts at $2,500, with the next best at $1,600. I found systems on the Internet for as low as $100 at Lowe’s, as well as some for $800-$900. So now I am in a quandary. How do I properly research this subject without being railroaded into an overly expensive system or one that just doesn’t do the job? I do not want an outside generator because I’m uncomfortable about running and maintaining it, and it would cause problems with my homeowners’ association. 
Annandale
A. Matt Souri, owner of Novapro Restoration in Annandale  which has been providing basement waterproofing services since 1992, had a simple answer to the “what’s the difference” part of your query. “Part of it is markup,” he said.
Backup pumps do have differences that translate into legitimate price differences. These features include how much water the pump can lift, how long the battery will last, whether the battery will recharge automatically through your house’s electrical system, and whether there is a warning sound if something malfunctions. But these factors  should translate into price differences of hundreds of dollars, not thousands, Souri said.
He recommends replacing your existing pump with a new setup that includes both a plug-in pump and a backup that operates on battery power. The combo products are set up to work well with each other, so the backup pump automatically goes on when the main pump can’t keep up with the flow or shuts off because power is out. Souri typically charges $500-$600 to swap out an existing pump and put in a new combo, assuming he doesn’t need to upgrade the electrical connections or deal with other complications.
Before you commit to battery backup, there’s another alternative to consider: a water-powered backup pump. Instead of sitting in the sump pump hole in your basement floor, this type is plumbed into a water pipe. When water in the sump rises too high (because the main pump is either overwhelmed or shut off because of a power failure), a float in the backup pump lifts and activates a valve that allows the municipal water to flow through the pump. Similar to what happens when you suck on a straw, the water pressure then lifts water that’s collected in the sump pit and sends it out through the drain line. Basepump (www.basepump.com) is one manufacturer; the Web site lists installers, though most plumbers could probably figure it out. Al Lepinsky, a Basepump installer in Fredericksburg (540-898-1199; www.Homeprofiled.com), estimates the cost to install a water-powered sump pump typically runs around $600 to $750.
A water-powered pump is an option only if you have municipal water with an incoming pressure of at least 40 psi (pounds per square inch). Well water doesn’t work because the water pressure drops to zero when power is out. Every option has pros and cons. A water-powered pump does waste water, because the pump ejects water that provides the lift along with water from the sump. But this waste occurs only when the pump runs, which shouldn’t be very often. The big advantage is that the pump keeps going as long as you need it. With battery backup, it’s always a gamble: Will the battery last until power switches back on?
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Text Box: WHEN SHOULD YOU HAVE YOUR SUMP PUMP CHECKED  BY A PROFESSIONAL?

Sump pumps don’t last forever!  There’ seldom obvious signs that your sump pump has reached the end of it’s life cycle or is about to fail.  Knowing what to look for can be one of the most important steps a home owner can take to prevent basement flooding and damage to their home and personal possessions.   There are some indicators you can look for and be aware that failure is about to happen.   (Read more)
Text Box: WHEN SHOULD YOU HAVE YOUR SUMP PUMP CHECKED  BY A PROFESSIONAL?

Sump pumps don’t last forever!  There’ seldom obvious signs that your sump pump has reached the end of it’s life cycle or is about to fail.  Knowing what to look for can be one of the most important steps a home owner can take to prevent basement flooding and damage to their home and personal possessions.   There are some indicators you can look for and be aware that failure is about to happen.   

During operation your pump runs erratically or vibrates excessively.
Your pump would operate when it rained but hasn’t been running recently.
The pump is more then 7 years old.
A significant amount of rust, corrosion or sediment is found on, or around, the pump or in the jug.
It sometimes gets stuck in the run or off condition.
You’ve noticed your pump making strange and unusual noises.
Your house is relatively new and the pump was installed by the builder.  These pumps are typically the cheapest one available.  It’s not uncommon for it to have been damaged or abused during construction and installation.

In most cases the cost of replacing the pump may actually be less expensive than trying to repair it.

Sump pump may stop operating due to an electrical or wiring problem.  Primary pumps are wired into your home's electrical system.   A backup system is a practical option in case you lose power in a storm, or during flooding conditions.  We’ll explain how back up pumps operate and can prevent your basement from flooding when your primary pump fails.

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