Do I Need a Basement Pump?

Article by Rick Peacock | Last updated: 23rd July 2020

What is a basement pump?

Excess water and moisture is collected in a sump basin or sump chamber, and safely pumped away with a sump pump. These are commonly found in the basement of homes.

Basement pumps are usually hardwired into the home’s electrical system, but can also feature a battery backup alarm structure which continues to work in the case of a power cut. The high level alarm can alert you to problems and avoid major floods going unnoticed.

They provide homeowners with mind and protect home owners against flooding, provides a defence against mould and extreme weather.

Do I need a basement sump pump?

Every home that has a basement should invest in a sump pump system. It provides a reliable way to manage the water ingress within the property, and can work in conjunction with sewage lines.

It also eliminates moisture and prevents flooding. It is common for basements to flood and hold moisture resulting in the growth of mould, mildew and infestation. To prevent this, a sump pump system will keep your basement dry and is highly recommended by builders and pump specialists.

How much does it cost to install a sump pump in a basement?

The cost of a new basement pump installation depends on several factors, including the size of the pump and sump chamber and the distance of pipework required at your property.

On average, the cost of a new installation is £500.

At Basement Pumps we offer a free site survey where an engineer will inspect the basement and recommended on the best new (or replacement) pump station. We install from a range of manufacturers including Capari, ABS, Wilo, Lowara and DELTA.

For a free site surevey and quotation, feel free to call us on 0208 761 8888 or send a message.

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