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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.

The Sump Pump Company, Sump Pump Contractors, Morton Grove, IL
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Switches

One of the most common failures of a sump pump system is a SWITCH failure. Too often, we find that a pump would have worked fine, but the switch never activated it. Just as bad is a switch that gets stuck ON, causing the pump to run dry and burn out. Switches are important enough that we felt they deserved their very own section!

All of our pumps (primary and backup) come standard with dual float switches, so if one float fails, the second one automatically takes over - we think that's absolutely critical protection. However, our BEST pump switches do a lot more than just turn the pump on & off: they MONITOR the system and ALARM when there is a problem. They even exercise the pump automatically, to help it last longer!

We use PHCC Pro Series switches, because in our experience they provide the best combination of reliability and innovative features. The manufacturer is committed to constantly improving their products, so they offer the best protection possible for your home and what you own.

The DFC2 Deluxe Controller & Dual Float Switch (standard with S3, S5 & Weil primary pumps) is our most popular switch, and the one we recommend for most installations. Our owner Dave uses a DFC2 for his primary pump, and he sleeps well at night knowing he's protected. In fact, Dave likes it so much, we automatically upgrade the factory-supplied switch on every C33 Combo system to the DFC2!

The USC3 Ultimate Controller & Ultimate Sensor has no moving parts at all, so there is nothing to stick or jam. In fact, it works great with sewage pumps (yuck!). The USC3 is great for situations where impurities or debris enter the sump basin, such as from a laundry tub drain. It has all of the great features of the DFC2 controller, just no floats that can get stuck in the sudsy laundry residue!

We've had a lot of experience with a lot of different pump switches. DFC1We feel that the PHCC Pro Series switches are among the most reliable on the market, and the innovative deluxe controllers provide extra peace of mind because you know your pump system is being monitored and exercised constantly.


BASIC: DFC1 Dual-Float Switch
  • Second float & switch that automatically operates the pump if the first one fails, for extra reliability.
  • Cage around floats prevents debris or pump wires from interfering with float movement.
  • Mounts to discharge pipe, allowing for adjustable turn-on point.
  • Standard on ST Series pumps.


RECOMMENDED: DFC2 Dual-Float Switch with Deluxe Controller
    DFC2
  • Dual floats & switches for extra reliability.
  • Cage around floats prevents debris or pump wires from interfering with float movement.
  • Mounts to discharge pipe, allowing for adjustable turn-on point.
  • Adjustable to optimize pump run time to individual sump basin.
  • Exercises pump regularly to verify that it functions; this also extends pump life.
  • Alarms if switch has been activated for more than 10 minutes (indicating possible problem with pump, switch or discharge piping).
  • Alarms if power fails (due to outage, blown fuse, tripped circuit breaker or unplugged cord).
  • Battery backup for controller, allows it to sound alarm even when power fails.
  • Interfaces to home security system or auto-dialer, ensuring you get the alarm.
  • Standard on S3, S5 & Weil pumps.

DFC1 BEST: USC3 Ultimate Controller and Ultimate Sensor
  • Advanced technology eliminates float switches, sophisticated sensing rod has no moving parts, operates even when debris builds up on sensor!
  • Mounts to discharge pipe, allowing for adjustable turn-on point.
  • Adjustable to optimize pump run time to individual sump basin.
  • Exercises pump regularly to verify that it functions; this also extends pump life.
  • Alarms if switch has been activated for more than 10 minutes (indicating possible problem with pump, switch or discharge piping).
  • Alarms if power fails (due to outage, blown fuse, tripped circuit breaker or unplugged cord).
  • Battery backup for controller, allows it to sound alarm even when power fails.
  • Interfaces to home security system or auto-dialer, ensuring you get the alarm.