If you live in a house with a basement chance are that you already know what a sump pump is. If you don’t then I’ll be glad to explain it to you. In order to avoid a flood of your basement by the groundwater, the water that is collected in the pit, then you must have the sump pump that takes care of taking this water outside and keeps your basement nice and dry.
Just like in the case of a tank water heater, this is your regular sump pump. Chances are that every resident has one of these if they are really not that interested in the sump pump. This type of sump pump is very cheap and it can take gallons of water per hour out of your basement to make sure that your basement doesn’t flood. There are two types of this kind, which are pedestal pumps and submersible pumps. The difference in each of them is that the first type pump is put underwater at your sump pump basin while the second type has the motor out of the water.
Take a case that it is raining heavily outside, lightning hits the power center and the lights go out. Your sump pump is essential in these cases to keep the basement from flooding. If the power is out and your sump pump is off then you better get the mop ready or that rainwater is going to enter your basement pretty quickly. In this case you make sure to have a battery backup sump pump which does the job even after the power goes out. This way you are protected from a potential flood in case the electricity goes out.
Now in order to not buy a regular sump pump and then go to the store again after a flood and by a battery backup, you can get a combination of two in one and this way you are always protected from a potential flood in your basement. This kind of sump pump does the job much better than the regular one, but it does, however, has a higher price and a higher maintenance cost. But on the other hand it does the job just fine and you don’t have to worry if the power goes out.
A sewage pump is usually designed to take sewage waste out of your house but it can also be used as a sump pump in case you don’t have one. A sewage pump will do twice the work a normal sump pump does and it will work automatically once you install it. It is perfect for doing this job too although a lot of people prefer their regular sump pump instead of a sewage pump. You can take your pick anyway. It is about what you think works best for you and your house.