Which Sump Pump is Best For You

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 by Gabe Wardin

A sump pump is a necessity in every home. Without one, your basement or crawl space is extremely vulnerable to flooding when there are high levels of precipitation. Here at Ayers, we offer multiple types of sumps pumps that will get the job done whether there’s a big storm, flooding conditions, or anything else related to high levels of moisture that an average sump pump would not be able to handle. The only question is, how do you know which sump pump is going to be most beneficial for you and your home? Don’t worry! I’m going to go through each of our unique sump pump systems so when you’re done reading this, you’ll have a good idea of what’s best for you.


TripleSafe Sump Pump System


            I’ll start with our top-of-the-line sump pump: The Triple Safe Sump Pump System. TripleSafe has three sump pumps that all fit into one liner. This is important because three pumps won’t become overwhelmed with higher pumping demands like a single pump system would. The first pump is a powerful, cast-iron Zoeller ⅓ horsepower sump pump set at the lowest level. This specific pump has the ability to discharge 2,200 gallons of water per hour. For heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, more powerful Zoeller ½ hp pump set a bit higher in the liner will take over. Th ½ hp pump can discharge as much as 3,900 additional gallons of water. Last but not least, the third pump is our UltraSump Battery Backup System. If the power goes out in your home, this third pump serves as a battery-operated backup, meaning that it will take care of any business that needs to be handled until the power comes back on.


SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System


            The next sump pump that we have to offer is our SuperSump Premier Sump Pump System. Although it may not be able to do everything that the TripleSafe can do, it is still extremely effective and sometimes the more economical option. Much like TripleSafe, the SuperSump is designed to keep your basement free of any water for extended periods of time with the Zoeller ⅓ horsepower cast-iron pump. This pump is capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour out of your basement. Although the SuperSump does not come with the Zoeller ½ hp pump or the UltraSump battery backup sump pump, you do have the option of getting the battery backup pump installed with it. Another big difference between these two sump pump systems is that if you’re not necessarily dealing with severe flooding, but occasional water issues here and there, then the SuperSump is the ideal system for your home. However, if flooding is a common issue where you live, then we highly recommend looking at the TripleSafe system.


SmartSump Crawl Space Sump Pump System


            Both the TripleSafe and SuperSump sump pump systems work extremely well in keeping your basement dry, but what if you have a crawl space? Have no fear, because our SmartSump is a unique sump pump system designed specifically for crawl spaces. The SmartSump comes equipped with the Zoeller 1/3 horsepower pump that is capable of pumping 2,500 gallons per hour. Much like the SuperSump, the SmartSump gives you the option of adding an UltraSump Battery Backup Sump Pump. One more thing about the SmartSump is that it is designed to fit with our crawl space encapsulation system so the two can work together. This gives you everything you would need to keep your crawl space completely dry and clean.


UltraSump Battery Backup System


            I’ve mentioned our UltraSump Battery Backup System quite a few times already, but just so you know what exactly it is and what it is capable of, I’m giving it its own section. Basically, UltraSump was created to ensure continued protection to your basement or crawl space in case there’s a big storm that causes the power to go out. When your home loses power, the battery backup will automatically kick in and start removing water, preventing your basement or crawl space from flooding. The battery backup also comes with an alarm that will sound in the event of the power going out. The alarm will sound when the pump is running and will automatically silence when the power comes back on. Sump pump accidentally came unplugged? No worries, because this system will take over in a situation like this, causing the alarm to go off to alert you that there is a problem. Lastly, UltraSump can outlast any generic backup pump by a wide margin, and an additional battery can be attached for further protection.


In Conclusion…

            Each of our sump pump systems have key differences that make them unique from each other. Nevertheless, they are each extremely effective in their own way, it’s just a matter of figuring out which one is best suited for you and your home. Luckily, you can do this by setting up a free inspection with us so we can get one of our highly trained System Design Specialists to come out and examine your situation and give the best possible recommendations for you.

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