Sump Pump Installation

Sump Pump Installation

Reliable Contractor Services is your sump pump installation experts! Finding the right pump can be difficult however, because manufacturers of less reliable pumps use words like “rugged,” “corrosive resistant,” “thermoplastic” and “life time warranty” to make their mediocre pumps sound better. So how can you be sure you’re buying the best sump pump to meet your need? First determine your need. During the next heavy rainstorm, notice how often your pump turns on and off. If it’s every minute, you’ll need a different pump than if it’s every 10 minutes. Make a point to do this before you shop. Buying too much pump is just as bad as buying too little. Unique characteristic about sump pumps is as follows:

Zoeller is known as the professional plumbers choice. Zoeller uses the highest grade of cast iron for their submersible pumps.

The Little Giant is known for its use of the diaphragm rather than a float-switch.

Wayne is known for its innovation. Some new features are successful and others are not like the Switch Genius technology which uses a microprocessor (probe- water sensor) instead of a float. The idea was great however the probes were affected by calcification found in ground water. Stak Enterprises has been successful with their probe switch technology that is not impacted by water chemicals.

Glentronics (Basement Watchdog) is known for its external dual float switch cage, which has two floats. One switch is used until it wears out then the other one operates providing double protection. Since the float switch cage is attached to the discharge pipe it is easy to replace. Basement Watchdog is also know for its energy efficient pumps.

Superior pumps are made with removable float switches so they can also be used as utility pumps.

Ridgid is manufactured by Wayne. Their models include tether and vertical float switch.

Myers is trademark of Pentair Water known for many types of water solutions. Their model has antilock hole in volute base and pump is very serviceable.

Liberty is known for its one-piece unit eliminating the motor seal ring. It also has a quick disconnect power cord and some of their pumps use a vertical magnetic float switch.

Flotec and Simer are known for offering Lifetime Warranties on their 3/4 HP submersibles with pump housing made from stainless steel.

Flint and Walling is a Zoeller company. Their pumps are shaped with a fin type body housing to increase efficiency.

Red Lion is known for using the snap action vertical float switch.

Red Lion and Zoeller floats are solid so punctures will not cause float switch failure.

Only Liberty, Zoeller and BasePumps manufacture water powered sump pumps.

Liberty, Zoeller, Wayne, Watchdog (Glentronics), Flotec, and Red Lion manufacturer combination sump pumps. The combination pump comes preassembled with a primary submersible pump and a battery backup pump. These preassembled pumps are easy to install. Of course knowing the diameter of your pit is important to determine if it will fit into your pit.

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Reliable Basement and Drain, a Veteran owned and operated company since 1999, has completed over 100,000 projects in Northeast Ohio. We service Lorain, OH, as well as Cleveland, North Olmsted, Elyria, Amherst, Vermilion, Westlake, Port Clinton, Sandusky, Huron, and the surrounding areas with Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Drain Cleaning, Plumbing, and Water Heaters. We are a One Stop Shop for all your plumbing and basement waterproofing needs. We do not hire sub-contractors, and our technicians are vetted and certified professionals. Contact us today to schedule your service or a free estimate.

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