Sump Pump Quality – What to Look For

Quality Sump Pumps in Nebraska

sump pumps for Nebraska

No one wants to deal with a flooded basement. That is why the team at Jerry’s Waterproofing provides residents of the Omaha, Nebraska area with sump pump installation and repair services. The sump pump is the component in the basement waterproofing system that helps to keep your possessions and your basement dry during heavy storms. Without a sump pump and properly functioning sump pump system, you might have to deal with a flooded or damp basement every time it rains. If you are experiencing a wet basement in your Nebraska home, contact the team at Jerry’s Waterproofing to find the best sump pump basement waterproofing system for your home.

The team at Jerry’s waterproofing offers primary sump pump installation as well as battery backup sump pump installation to ensure that your home remains dry and free of basement moisture issues. If you have flooding in your basement, it can cause a variety of issues, such as:

How to Identify Quality Sump Pumps for Your Nebraska Home

When it comes to sump pumps, getting the right one can make a world of difference in solving your basement seepage issues. If you do not have a quality sump pump, you may just be wasting your money, as water may still flood into your basement and ruin anything you have stored there. There are a few key traits that make for a quality sump pump:

  • Sump Pump Switches: The type of switch that activates the sump pump varies from pump to pump. The most common types are tethered and vertical float switches. These switches normally work fine, but if they get caught on the side of the sump pit or caught in debris, they can cause the sump pump to continue running needlessly, burning out the motor. Another kind of switch that is appearing in the electronic sensor switch, does not get stuck like float switches, but is more expensive and can suffer from buildup on the sensor, causing the sump pump to run when not necessary.
  • Sump Pump Motors: The motors on sump pumps also vary. Some newer sump pumps have motors like the permanent-split capacitor (PSC), which offers more torque with less electricity and less heat, causing the motor to last longer. Sump pumps with this kind of motor can also save money on electricity bills since they take much less power to run.
  • Sump Pump Power Sources: Another difference in sump pumps is that some run on electricity, while others have a battery pack. Primary sump pumps that run on your electricity are necessary for most cases since they are more powerful and more efficient. However, it can be useful to have a battery backup sump pump in case there is an extreme storm that causes massive amounts of water to enter your basement or in case the power goes out.
  • Pedestal and Submersible Pumps: While pedestal sump pumps are more affordable, most people opt for the less bulky and less obnoxious submersible sump pumps. Both sump pumps function fine, but submersible sump pumps are not as noticeable or as loud as pedestal sump pumps, which fit nicely in the sump pit or basin.

If you are looking for the best sump pump option for your Nebraska basement, come to Jerry’s Waterproofing today. We will help you install a sump pump that is high quality as well as affordable. We can also take care of your interior and exterior waterproofing needs. If you need basement waterproofing for your home, contact us today.