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5 Best Way to Heat a Basement

A cold basement can cause a number of problems throughout the home in Winter – plus it can make going downstairs unpleasant. For most homeowner basement heating and insulation is an afterthought until pipes start freezing and the electric bill soars in the Winter. In this article our team of basement experts reviewed the best

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How to Fix a Clogged Sump Pump

A clogged sump can lead to unexpected basement flooding and other mechanical problems if not prevented with seasonal maintenance and regular drain line checks. In this article we will show you how to fix a clogged sump pump as well as a few tips and tricks to keep sentiment from building up in your drain

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My Sump Pump is Overflowing Into My Basement

An overflowing sump pump can be real trouble for the foundation and moisture content of your home or business. Here are some things to consider and 5 common causes of sump pumps overflowing plus an additional guide on how to stop your basement sump pump from overflowing – and a few tips on what to

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Sump Pump Vibration Guide

A vibrating sump pump can be a sign of a mechanical problem, overworked motor or problems with the drain lines. If your pump seems to be vibrating and shaking more than normal keep reading to learn more about the most common causes and how to fix them! In this guide we’ll take a look at:

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How Deep Should a Sump Pump and Discharge Line Be?

Trying to install a sump pump discharge line by your self but not sure how deep it should be. In this post our team well outline how do you different types of discharge pipes need to be in order to properly drain sump water. Keep reading to learn more about sump pump, basin and discharge

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How to Test a Sump Pump

Installing a sump pump in your basement is good – but you still need to test it on a regular basis. Skipping out on tests and other maintenance is a good way to flood your basement when the pump fails! It is recommended you are testing your pump system at least once every 3 months

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Is Sump Pump Discharge to the Street Illegal?

In many cities it is illegal for a sump pump to discharge into the street. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that draining their sump water into the street or alley is against the rules – keep reading to learn more about why it is important to have a real drain system and not pump

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Zoeller vs Wayne Sump Pumps

Choosing the best sump pump for your basement can be hard, two of the most popular brands are Zoeller and Wayne. Both Companies make high quality pumps but if you are a first time shopper the decision making process can be tough. In this article we will review Zoeller sump pumps vs Wayne sump pumps

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Are Egress Ladders Needed For Window Wells?

Window wells are common in homes that have basements – but are egress ladders needed for window wells? In this blog post, we will review explore everything you need to know about the basement window well ladders. – including the top models of and how to know if your home needs a ladder! An egress

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How Much Electricity Does A Sump Pump Use?

Sump pumps are powered by electricity (unless you have a water powered pump) – but exactly how much electricity does a sump pump use? In this article we will review exactly how mich power sump pumps use – keep reading to find out more! Different models of sump pumps use different amounts of power. Pumps

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