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Sump Pump Basin Holes Guide

A sump pump basin is an important part of your sump system – but many homeowners are not sure if they need to drill holes in their sump pump basin. In this article our plumbing experts will teach you everything you need to know about sump pump basin holes including how large, how many holes

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Help! My Sump Pump is Spraying Water

Your basement sump pump should never spray water everywhere. After all, the entire purpose of a sump pump is to make sure no water or moisture enters your basement. If your sump pump is spraying water, then this might be a sign of the following problems. Lets check out 6 reasons why your pump might

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How to Extend a Sump Pump Discharge Pipe

If your sump pump discharge pipe is an inconvenient location you may want to relocate or extend it to a better location. Changing the location of your pipe is not hard but does require a few hours of labor. In this guide we will show you step by step instructions plus the tools you need

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The 5 Best Sewage Grinder Pumps

A sewage grinder pump can destroy debris and clog causing particles in your home’s wastewater. Not every home needs a grinder pump – if your home needs one to prevent drain line damage you will know! In this article, we will review the top-rated and most popular ejector pumps on the market in to help

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Can Mold In My Basement Affect Upstairs?

Find mold growing in your home basement and worried it may affect your health upstairs? Our team did the research to answer a common question so you can have all the facts and take action to protect your families health! It is not uncommon to find mold growing in a basement, cellar or crawl space

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How to Reset A Sump Pump

If your sump pump is not running quite as good as the day it was installed it might need to be reset. Your sump pump is responsible for pumping ground water that builds up in your basement into the sewer or drain. Most pumps from name brand companies – like Zoeller – are well made

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What to do When Your Sump Pump Leaks Oil

A sump pump leaking oil means that your pump is at risk of lacking lubrication in key areas of the motor while running. Oil Leaks of any size are serious and should never be ignored. Sump pump oil in the pit, basin, drain lines or on the side of the pump is a sign something

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Sump Pump Weep Hole Guide

Installing a sump pump but not sure what a Weep Hole (aka a relief hole) is – or where to install it? Our team of basement waterproofing experts put together a guide to help you drill your Weep Hole and avoid air lock! A sump pump weep hole may not sound important thanks to their

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Sump Pump Running with No Rain

If your sump pump is running and there is no rain in the sky there is a chance that something is wrong but it also might be working correctly. There are a number of reasons why your pump pick turn on when while it is not raining. Keep reading to learn the 6 reasons why

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How To Adjust Sump Pump Float

Correctly positioning your sump pump float relative to the water line is key for a properly working pump. By raising or lowering your float to the correct level you will keep your pump turning on and off and decrease the risk of basement flooding. In this article we will review hot to adjust different float

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Sump Pump Parts Guide

Sump pumps have many parts that make draining water from your basement or crawl space possible. Each part plays in important role in pumping water – in this article we will explore the 9 most common parts and where to find replacement parts in case yours breaks! Float Switch The float switch is one of

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Sump Pump vs French Drains – Which is Better?

Sump Pumps and French Drains are two of the most popular and effective home drainage methods. Both sump pumps and french drains offer different advantages and disadvantages. While both draining options are effective at keeping water out of the basement it is important to consider all your options so you don’t end up with a

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Do I Need A Sump Pump?

Are you a new homeowner wondering – Do I Need a Sump Pump? In this article we will walk you through deciding if your home needs a sump pump plus how to pick the right model. Unfortunately one thing that is not covered in school is when your home needs a sump pump. In this

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How to Prime a Water Pump

Most water pump need to be primed in order to work efficiently and create pressure inside the motor. Without proper priming after a few months of in use the pump will need to be primed and flushed. In this article we will show you how to prime a water pump with a step by step

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Sump Pump Fail Guide – 10 Reasons Pumps Fail

When your sump pump fails it can mean a basement flooding and thousands of dollars in water damage. Sump pumps may seem like confusing machines but most pump problems can be attributed to a few common problems. Our team of sump pump experts put together a list of the most common reasons for your pump

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Sump Pump Basin Covers

A sump pump basin cover is used to contain smells and keep debris from falling into the pit and clogging the discharge lines. In this article, we will teach you how to pick the right sump cover and review some of the best basin covers on the market. A basin cover sits on top of

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Extension Cord Calculator

Need a new extension cord but not sure what size – use our handy extension cord calculator and drop voltage chart to help choose the best cord for your pump, power tools or other outdoor use! Extension cords can only carry so much power at a time. This term is call Ampacity and can be

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My Sump Pump Float Is Stuck

If your sump pump float is stuck on, then you either have or soon will have a much wetter basement. A stuck float is usually fairly easy to fix, but it can also sometimes point to larger issues with your sump pump system. In this article we will teach you to to fix a stuck

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Best Moisture Meters

It is impossible to tell how much moisture is in a piece of wood without using a moisture meter. These hi tech devices can tell how much water is inside a piece of wood with a quick scan. This is important while shopping for lumber and when looking for damage after a basement flood. Wood

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Best Sump Pump Float Switch

A sump pump is an important part of your home drainage system but it can’t turn on without a float switch. The float switch is one of the main components of a pump system and the motor won’t be able to activate without one! Almost every sump pump sold today comes with a built in

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How to Fix a Leaking Sump Pump

A leaking sump pump can be a real problem when it comes to keeping your basement dry and free of molds, mildew and more. When you find a leak in your basement pump system it is important to move fast to find the leaky part and get it patched. Sump pumps are expensive – if

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How to Fix a Loud Sump Pump

A sump pump is a machine, so some noise is to be expected. If your sump pump is making so much noise that it is becoming a problem, then you need to get the problem addressed as soon as possible. Hear a noise from the basement pump while you’re upstairs – then it might be

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Sump Pump Flow & Discharge Rates

In order to prevent basement flooding you need to use the right size sump pump. Most sump pumps advertise horse power but this can be confusing. What you really need to know is your sump pump flow (discharge) rate to get the right pump! Not sure what the flow rate of your sump pump. Not

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Top 5 Stores that Sell Sump Pumps

A good sump pump should be thought of as an investment in your property, but finding a store that sells the right pump for your home or commercial building can be difficult. Many sump pump stores only sell their in-house model or markup the price popular models to make an extra dollar on unsuspecting consumers.

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My Sump Pump Stopped Working

Like any mechanical device, there can be many reasons why your sump pump has stopped working. A sump pump is only part of a complex system that helps keep your home or business dry and healthy to live and work in. Sump pumps only have a few parts and most of the problems happen with

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