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Thanks for visiting The Sump Pump Company. I think I know why you're here...Homeowners with basements and crawlspaces share the same concern - flooding.

Since sump pumps aren't an everyday purchase, most people are unaware of the right features and benefits to look for in a sump pump system and who the best people are to install it.

We're changing that by making the process simple and easy.

At The Sump Pump Company, we walk you through the process from start to finish. We explain the features and benefits of the various sump pump systems, provide an easy way to have your questions answered, and even allow you to order a new pump system online at a discounted price. When our technician comes to your home he will make sure you've chosen the right system, quickly and cleanly install it, and describe how to operate and maintain it. Then, we back you up with our excellent, no-hassle warranty.

That way you're better informed and can be comfortable knowing you've got the best sump pump system for your home.

And that's our goal - to help you protect your home and valuables and save you the headache of a messy cleanup and potentially costly, time consuming remodel.

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Accessories

No pump system is complete without the right accessories. We've looked at lots of different products out there, and we only offer those which have proven to work well and last a long time. Click on one of the categories below to jump directly to that section. CHECK VALVES
Check Valve Check valves are used to ensure that water pumped from your basin travels in only one direction - out of the house! A hinged flap pivots inside the check valve body, opening and allowing water to flow in one direction, but swinging closed when water tries to flow the other way.

Check valves should be installed in the discharge of every single pump, in fact they are standard with all of our installations. In the case where two pumps connect to a single pipe, the check valves play an extremely important role - they prevent one pump's discharge from flowing through the other pump back to the basin, and instead force the water out of the house.

A common problem is a noisy "ker-plunk!" sound from the piping, which happens at the end of a pumping cycle. When the pump turns off, the water in the vertical pipe naturally wants to fall back down into the basin. The check valve is designed to prevent this, and the weight of the water causes it to slam shut, creating the noise.

If the ker-plunk is driving you ker-razy, we have something that can help! A silent check valve is designed (just like the name says) to operate without noise. Silent check valves perform the same function - only allowing water to flow out - but they make almost no sound when the pump shuts off.

You can upgrade any of our individual pumps, or a Custom COMBO System, with a silent check valve.Basin COver

BASIN COVERS
A basin cover not only makes your pump installation look professional, it's also an essential safety item. People and pets can be injured (or worse) if they fall into an unprotected sump basin. Foreign objects can potentially foul or dislodge switches, preventing proper pump operation and causing a flood. We have solid, durable, long-lasting covers that protect your family and your sump pumps.

DISCHARGE PIPING
Pump discharge piping arrangements can vary widely, depending on a myriad of factors. Discharge PipingIn general, we make sure that pumps have proper check valves, that piping is solidly put together and secured to prevent movement or breakage, that horizontal pipe runs are properly sloped, and that the system is not prone to freezing. We find 1-1/2" diameter pipe to be adequate for most installations, although 2" is also common, especially with larger pumps. The larger the pipe, the more water the pump system can remove, but in most cases the benefits of larger pipe don't warrant the cost of replacing the existing one.

There are a couple of benefits to installing a second, separate discharge pipe when you install a backup pump system. If both pumps ever needed to run simultaneously, the two-pipe system would provide additional pumping capacity. More importantly, having a second discharge pipe provides redundancy and protection against a failure that affects the other pipe itself. With a single pipe system, a clog in the common pipe prevents BOTH pumps from working. Dual discharge pipes provide another layer of protection, and greater peace of mind.

Because every situation is unique, we do not provide online pricing for discharge piping systems. Feel free to discuss options and costs when our technician comes to your home, or call us 847-967-PUMP (7867) or click here and we'll be happy to answer your questions.