Sump Pumps

Solving water system issues when you need it most

We supply and install high quality sump pumps for residential, commercial, and cottage properties. Whether you source your water from a lake, river, well, or municipal line, we have the right pump. Professionally installed and fully warranted, we’ll schedule your appointment at your convenience and recommend the best options for the particular situation in your home.

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What is a sump pump?

Sump pumps remove water that is collected in a sump basin, and they are most often installed in a basement to combat dampness in areas where flooding occurs regularly. They take problematic water away from under areas of the house where severe damage can occur and send water to an area where it will be controlled, such as in a storm drain.

These important systems are most often found in houses that have a lot of groundwater around them, and a particularly low-lying home may require more than one.

Back-Up Systems for Peace-of-Mind

Flood water is incredibly damaging and can create dangerous mould in your home, as well as electrical problems for furnaces, washing machines, dryers, and other equipment in your basement. Battery backup systems are available to ensure your pump is ready when you need it most, in any conditions, including power failures. They can last for days, and secondary backups are also available for longer outages.
Our newest system provides a back-up pump as well as a WiFi connection to notify you when the backup system has activated so you know that there is a problem to be addressed with the main pump when you get home.
Another option is a siphon system, for municipal water supplies only, that requires no power at all.

Common concerns about sump pumps

Two concerns come up most often for buildings with sump pumps:

1) Overflowing sump pump

Sump pumps recognize when water levels in the sump basin are rising, and they automatically turn on to drain some away. If something prevents the pump from turning on, say a power failure or a malfunction in the equipment, it can result in flooding that can damage your home and the items stored in your basement.

2) Constantly running sump pump

The opposite of overflow is a sump pump that won’t turn off, running continuously. Just as it turns itself on when water levels rise, it should shut down when they are lower, similar to how a toilet shuts down when the tank has refilled after flushing. If it doesn’t stop, the motor will burn out and die, meaning it won’t be able to do its job when water levels rise, bringing you right back to flooding.