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How to Vent Your Sump Pump

In many areas your sump pump pit and basin do not need a lid but if there is a risk of radon gas leaks some local laws require you to cover and vent your pump system. This might sound like extra “red tape” but radon is a radioactive gas that can cause medical problems like

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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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How to Clean a Sump Pump

Sump pump pits need cleaning every so often. Ignoring cleaning your pump and pit puts you at a higher risk of clogs, floods and can let mold and other bacteria grow hidden under the pit cover. Many people know that they need to clean their sump pit and pump from time to time but are

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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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How to Deodorize a Smelly Sump Pump

Sump pump’s can start to stink and smell if not properly maintained, cleaned and deodorized on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many people do not know how to take proper care of the sump pump and prevent sump pump smells. Every basin will have some smell since there is usually some standing water below the “On”

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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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Sump Pump Basin Extension Guide

Sump pump basins come in all sizes designed to fit different basements and pump sizes but sometimes you will need to add a vertical extension. In this guide we will teach you when an extension is needed, how to install a basin extension and the best models from the most popular manufacturers – keep reading

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