At Impact we get asked all the time “How can I protect my basement from flooding and wetness?”. Our first recommendation is to make sure your basement is waterproofed correctly and there are proper weeping tiles in place. With newer homes this is often the case and a simple dehumidifier will take care of any additional dampness. But with older Toronto homes or homes that sit below grade you will have to take additional steps to keep your basement dry. It doesn’t take much water to cause thousands of dollars of damage. A moist basement can also lead to mold and mildew growth, bringing with it all its related health and breathing hazards.

This is where a Sump Pump comes in and can save your valuables from being ruined and keep your home insurance monsters at bay. Getting a Sump Pump in Toronto is one of the most effective ways to remove excess water that has accumulated below or around the foundation of your home.

How a Sump Pump in Toronto works:

A pit is used to collect excess water collecting below or around the foundation of your investment. A sump pump that is installed in the pit then pushes any collected water through the drainage pipe to a place where it will no longer be problematic.

Drawing of a home with a Sump Pump in Toronto

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Let’s keep this learning flowing with additional expert information from the Impact team. 

#1 – Getting the right pump is boss!

We have found that it’s best to install a submersible sump pump in Toronto to allow the sump pit to be covered with a lid. It reduces the noise you will hear from the sump pump and stops debris from falling into the pit. An airtight lid also helps keep moist and odorous air from being released into your home.

The sump pump should also be made of cast iron not plastic! It helps to dissipate heat into the surrounding water, lengthening the life of the pump.

 #2 – Back it up in a fight!

Sump pumps in Toronto run on electricity, crazy storms like to knock out electricity, what do you think happens? Spoiler Alert – Your sump pump stops working when you need it to be working the most.

To avoid any down time in crucial moments we always recommend installing a battery back-up pump, right next to the main pump. This way if the primary sump pump fails or is overwhelmed, the back-up pump automatically takes over and runs on an external battery.

 #3 – Arm it for success!

“But I want to go on vacation and not worry about this” you cry. Relax, you can get an alarm installed on your sump pump in Toronto that will send you an email and/or text message should anything unexpected start happening with your system. We call this “The Peace of Mind Alarm” and it truly does just what the name implies.

Installing an alarm on your sump pump gives you 24/7 access to monitor your system and alerts you to any changes in operating conditions within minutes. Whether you are at home, on vacation, at work, or anywhere else in the world, you can communicate with your system and be confident that your home’s water systems are functioning correctly.

Well we have covered all the basic Sump Pump in Toronto information here but if you still have questions or are interested in getting a Sump Pump contact us today! At Impact Plumbing we specialize is designing Sump Pump that are highly effective and last a lifetime.

Keep a look out for the second post in our Sump Pump in Toronto series! It addresses ways you can cut your installation cost in half if you live in the Toronto area!