#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.