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Nestled alongside the Delaware River, Pennsauken, New Jersey, boasts scenic landscapes and a vibrant community. But for many homeowners, the threat of basement flooding lurks beneath the surface. That’s where sump pumps come in, acting as the silent heroes against water intrusion. At South Jersey Waterproofing, we’re experts in keeping your Pennsauken basement dry, and sump pumps are a crucial part of our solutions. In today’s blog, we wanted to discuss some of the reasons you might want to invest in a new sump pump, how to select the best one for your home, and why SJW can remove the headache of this process and do it all for you!

Why Invest in a Sump Pump?

Pennsauken’s proximity to the river and low-lying areas make it susceptible to seasonal flooding and heavy rain. A sump pump is a submersible pump installed in your basement’s lowest point in a pit. For some homes, sump pumps can also be installed outside to help prevent water intrusion. When water levels rise due to rain, melting snow, or even a broken pipe, a switch inside the pump detects the change. Like a silent alarm triggering your basement protector, the pump springs into action. With a whirring hum, it kicks in, channeling the unwanted water through a discharge pipe and out of harm’s way. This continuous cycle ensures your basement stays dry, protecting your belongings, valuables, and the very foundation of your home.

Choosing the Right Horsepower (HP)

Sump pumps come in various horsepower (HP) ratings, each suited to different pumping capacities and basement sizes. Here’s a quick guide:

  • 1/4 HP: Ideal for small basements with minimal water infiltration.
  • 1/2 HP: A popular choice for most Pennsauken basements, handling moderate water flow.
  • 3/4 HP – 1 HP: Recommended for larger basements or areas with high water tables or heavy rainfall.

Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Replacing

Like any appliance, sump pumps don’t last forever. Watch for these signs and if you notice one, give our team a call:

  • Age: Most pumps have a lifespan of 7-10 years.
  • Strange noises: Grinding or humming noises indicate failing components.
  • Reduced water flow: If the pump struggles to remove water, it might be losing power.
  • Frequent cycling: Short on/off cycles can strain the pump and signal trouble.

Let Us Be Your Pennsauken Basement’s Champion

At South Jersey Waterproofing, we understand the unique waterproofing needs of Pennsauken homes. Our expert team can:

  • Recommend the ideal sump pump for your basement.
  • Professionally install your new pump, ensuring optimal performance.
  • Provide reliable maintenance and repair services.
  • Offer comprehensive basement waterproofing solutions, including drainage systems and foundation repairs.

Don’t let a flooded basement disrupt your peace of mind. Contact South Jersey Waterproofing today for a free consultation and keep your Pennsauken home dry and protected year-round!