Keeping your crawl space dry is important and involves a sump pump. But not just any sump pump installation will do good work. You need to install specially designed high quality (at least 1/3 horsepower) sump pumps suitable for crawl space. Crawl space sump pumps are smart and premier sump system created just for Crawl Space. It should have a plumbing leak alarm and a vapor barrier system. It should also have an automatic float switch. We don’t go to the crawl space too often; hence it is important to know if there is any plumbing leak.
Below I explain what to look for when buying a sump pump for your crawl space.
Best Crawl Space Sump Pump
Crawl space sump pumps are smart and premier sump system created just for Crawl Space. It should have a plumbing leak alarm and a vapor barrier system for an airtight seal. It should also have an automatic float switch.
A crawl space sump pump should have a unique lid design, so that water from a plumbing leak fills an alarm pocket on the lid first, sounding an alarm that will let you know there is a plumbing leak. In case there is a water leakage, there should be a system so that damp air cannot come up into the crawl space.
The alarm should also alert you for pump failure for other reasons such a power failure or power outage.
Battery Back-up Sump Pump
Crawl space sump pumps should have an optional battery back-up protection for emergency. Many crawl space sump pumps are available with or without an optional battery back-up pumping system.
Some of them even have a second pump in case of primary pump failure, a second switch, in case of switch failure, and second power source, in case of power failure. These are safety features to look for in a good sump pump for crawl space.
Battery Back-up Sump Pumps should be able to pump over 8,000 gallons of water out of your crawl space from the energy stored in the special sealed, long-term standby battery.
Sump pumps with optional battery back-up have a special charging system that keeps the battery charged when the battery is on, and an alarm to tell you the secondary pump is operating.
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