When it comes to safeguarding your home from potential flooding, sump pumps, often referred to as flood pumps, play a vital role. In regions like which often face flooding challenges, understanding these essential devices can make all the difference in protecting your property. In this article, we’ll explore what sump pumps are, how they work, and why choosing Stormguard Floodplan to install them is a wise decision.

A sump pump is a specialised pump installed in the lowest part of your home’s basement. Its primary function is to keep this underground space dry and prevent flooding. These pumps are typically placed in specially constructed sump pits, which are designed to collect floodwater. When water enters the pit through drains or natural migration through the soil, the sump pump automatically kicks into action, pumping the water out of the pit and away from your home. This process ensures that your basement remains dry and flood-free. We offer a range of different pump capacities to fit your unique needs.

Alongside basements, sump pumps can also be used in other areas. These devices can be installed in the low points of your garden driveway or patio to aid with drying excessive pooling points. This helps to capture underground water before it reaches surface water level, and surrounded by pebbles allows any surface water to be filtered from above as well as below. Our sump pumps are capable of pumping 9,000L of water per hour. With this level of efficiency, you can significantly reduce the risk of your home falling victim to flooding.

In situations where flooding occurs, power outages are not uncommon. Unfortunately, even the most efficient sump pump cannot operate without electricity. This is where the importance of a battery backup system comes into play. We offer the option to install such a system, which automatically activates when the primary power source fails. This high-tech solution can pump out over 18,000L of water on a single charge, ensuring your sump pump continues to function even during extended power outages. When power is restored, the battery recharges itself, providing peace of mind that your sump pump will remain operational, even if you’re away from home when disaster strikes.

In addition to protecting your home, sump pumps can contribute to environmental responsibility. Properly functioning sump pumps help prevent water from seeping into the ground around your home’s foundation, which can lead to soil erosion and potential groundwater contamination. By efficiently diverting excess water away from your property, sump pumps play a role in preserving the local ecosystem. So, not only are you safeguarding your home, but you’re also contributing to the broader environmental health of your community.

To enquire further about our sump pump services, contact us today on 01260 289 089, or email info@floodplan.co.uk.