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Sump Pump Alternatives

If you own a home with a basement you will need some kind of drainage system or sump pump alternative. While sump pump is an effective way to keep water from pooling in your basement they do have some disadvantages that can leave homeowners looking for alternatives to a sump pump. In this article we

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Can You Use A Sump Pump for a Pond?

Sump pumps are one of the most effective ways to move or drain large amounts of water – but can you use a sump pump for a pond? In this article we will explore everything you need to know about using a sump pump in a pond, including if you can use a sump pump

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How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Sump Pump?

Sump pumps are expensive to replace and it can be difficult to tell how much a good replacement costs. In some cases the decision to repair or replace is financial and based around the total costs of replacing versus buying a new pump. In this post we will review the average cost of replacing different

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How Does a Sump Pump Work?

Installed in sump pits located in lower areas of crawlspaces or basements, sump pumps prevent flooding by pumping water out of the sump pit and away from buildings. Although sump pumps used to be seen only in buildings constructed in low-lying regions prone to flooding, amendments included in the U.S. Federal Clean Water Act in 1987 and

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How To Maintain a Sump Pump

Your basement (or crawl space) sump can be the difference between expensive water damage repairs and a dry basement. Skipping out on yearly sump pump maintenance and service is a sure-fire way to have a problem next time there is heavy rain. Keeping your pump in good working order is not difficult and it does

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Sump Pump Running but Not Pumping Water

Notice that your basement sump pump is running but not pumping water? This is a sure-fire sign of a mechanical or drainage problem that needs to be fixed ASAP. In this article we will explore the 5 most common reasons why a sump pump will run without draining water and how to fix the problem.

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How to Fix a Smoking Sump Pump

First of all, if your sump pump is smoking (or on fire) then you need professional help or even the fire department. If possible flip the breaker that controls your pump or if the smoke is just coming from the actual pump, unplug it immediately. Smoke means you are at risk for starting a fire

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Toilet Backflow Preventer and Check Valve Guide

If backflow is leaking up through your toilet lines you will need to install a backflow preventer or check valve. Once installed these valves will keep water flowing one way and prevent water from seeping into your toilet water lines. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about toilet backflow preventers vs check

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Basement Furnace Room Ventilation Guide

Basement furnace room ventilation may not seem like it is important until your heat stops working or worse – a fire! In this guide we will show you how to vent a furnace room so your family stays warm all winter. In this guide we’ll review how to vent a basement sump pump: What is

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How to Fix a Frozen Sump Pump

A frozen sump pump can spell trouble when you need your pump to be working the most to keep your basement area dry and moisture-free. Here are some things to consider if a frozen sump pump is causing you grief. The most obvious thing to do is to defrost the pump, unfreeze the lines, and

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