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Sump Pump Ottawa: Variety of Systems

One of the common questions plumbers face, especially during the monsoon season, relates to sump pumps Ottawa. Usually, the questions from clients consist of the modus operandi of sump pumps, the efficacy of sump pumps especially as it relates to their plight and the best sump pump ideal for their predicament.

The sump pumps most properties with a basement susceptible to flooding have set up are generally of three types, namely: 

  • Submersible Sump Pump
  • Pedestal Sump Pump
  • Water Powered Sump Pump

Submersible sump pump

This is normally in contact with the flood waterworks with a floatation device which becomes activated when the water level gets to a certain extent. Though the sump pump is in contact with water, it’s motor isn’t since it is embedded within the sump.

Pedestal sump pump

Often called the column sump pump, this sump pump has an easily accessible motor unlike that in a submersible sump pump. With the aid of some support, this motor is positioned, so it is not in contact with the floor of the basement. The motor is not intended to make contact with water, and if that happens, it could get damaged.

Water-Powered Sump Pump

This sump pump lacks the power of both the submersible sump pump and the pedestal sump pump. As the name indicates, this is powered by water or rather water pressure and not electricity which is the source of power for the other two types of sump pumps. The problem with this type of sump pump is the water pressure supplied needs to be quite substantial, and this is not the case with many water sources used by most homes owners. Typically, homeowners with a well as their primary source of water will find this sump pump ineffective.

Having a sump pump with a battery option is beneficial especially if it is water powered. The average duration a sump pump lasts when running on battery works at around 8 hours. A power generating set can also be used to power a sump pump. Depending on the location of your home, a single sump pump might not be sufficient for the situation.

Seek the counsel of a professional about the best Ottawa sump pump repair service for your property before getting one. Get in touch with Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services and we will have an expert over at your property to examine your predicament and suggest the ideal sump pump Ottawa for you.

Give us a call today: 613-791-5777  for a free upfront estimate!

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