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Question DetailsAsked on 6/2/2011

Extra sump pump?

The only way I can tell when my sump pump fails is (of course) water in the basement. I am thinking of either another sump pump being put in next to the exisiting pump to activate when the original one fails or 'piggyback' sump pumps. Or just replacing the pump every couple of years. Any thoughts?

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Not only should you have a secondary pump for redundancy, but it should be able to operate on AC or battery power. It should be able to self test so you know something has gone wrong (because we all know we won't be good about checking it ourselves!) and perhaps consider a model that has notification. Our highest end model (The Protector iControl) is even internet connected for remote access and control.

Key points to remember so you don't flood:
self testing
remote monitoring/management

The cheap, offshore, home center systems are not the answer for most people. Do it right the first time.

Jeff Sloss, President
Basement Flood Protector, Inc.


Answered 9 years ago by floodnot

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