Sump Pump Journal

Helping homeowners choose the best sump pump for their home - and budget - is the mission of my Sump Pump Journal. I share my experience to rate and compare the size, power, reliability, warranty and price of the most popular sump pumps on the market, so you can choose wisely.

Top Sump Pump Power and Ratings

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When you're shopping around, trying to choose among the top sump pump models, you'll definitely want to consider horsepower (HP), styles, price and warranty. Remember to compare these features and ratings, so you can choose the top sump pump that's right for your home, water table and budget. Read More

What is a sump pump?

pedestal sump pump

If you're wondering what is a sump pump, you're not alone. Many homeowners just aren't entirely sure what a sump pump is and what it does. And some homeowners aren't sure they need a sump pump.

If you'd like to learn more about what is a sump pump, click here.

What's the Best Sump Pump to Buy?

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The right sump pump for your home will keep water from causing damage to your floors, walls, carpet, appliances, furniture, etc. So you'll want to choose the right size pump and style that's also easy on your budget..... Read More

Sump Pump Repair

Sooner or later, you'll need sump pump repair. Although the new submersible sump pumps on the market are built to last, eventually you'll have a mechanical failure.

Whether your sump pump is not working, your sump pump stopped working, or you have sump pump failure, many sump pump repairs can be done by any handy homeowner.

If you're having trouble with your current sump pump operation, and would like some reliable sump pump repair tips........Read More

New Zoeller Mighty Mate Review

Zoeller Mighty Mate Submersible Pump

The Zoeller Mighty Mate M53 is one of the most popular sump pumps sold in the United States - but is it the right one for you? I've written this in-depth review...... Click Here to Read More

Do You Need a Battery Backup for a Sump Pump?

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It's important to choose the best battery backup for a sump pump so that you're protected when your pump fails and you're not home, you're sleeping or on vacation - and you can't hear the pump alarm go off....... Read More

Ejector Pump or Sump Pump - What's the difference?

sewage ejector pump

You need to know the  important differences between an ejector pump vs sump pump if you see what looks like two pumps in your basement. They perform two very different functions......Click Here

Sump Pump Check Valve Failure - How to Fix It

Sump pump check valve failure is a common problem with sump pumps in the basement. You can read my helpful tips on how to tell if you have sump pump check valve failure, how to trouble shoot it and how to replace a check valve.

You can read my sump pump check valve failure repair tips here.

What's the best water powered sump pump?

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Wondering what's the best water powered sump pump - and how do they work?

Yes, a water powered sump pump is a great backup sump pump to have because it doesn't need electricity or batteries to pump flood water out of your basement.

But there are a few important things you need to know in order to decide if the best water powered sump pump is the right choice for your home.

I'll review how does a water powered sump pump work and some of the best water powered sump pumps on the market........Read More

Best Submersible Sump Pump Reviews

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There are lots of brands of submersible sump pumps on the market. And there are many different horsepower sizes and flow rates on these submersible sump pump models.

If you'd like to read some independent reviews of the best submersible sump pumps, take a look at my submersible sump pump page.

Do you need a submersible sump pump?

Are you wondering if you need a submersible or pedestal sump pump? That's an excellent question. I share my checklist to help you decide if you really need a submersible sump pump - or a pedestal pump. Click here to read more.

Do you need a radon sump pump cover?

Are you wondering if you have radon in your basement? And are you wondering if you need a radon sump pump cover on your sump pit? Let's review when you really need a radon sump pump cover. And I'll review some of the best sump pump covers on the market to help you choose. Read more here.

What's a stainless steel sump pump?

what's a stainless steel sump pump?

Have you seen a stainless steel sump pump and wondered what they're use for?

A stainless sump pump is made of high-quality stainless steel to endure tough or aggressive water, without rusting. Stainless steel sump pumps are usually designed with a cast iron base and a vertical float switch. If you want to know more..... Read Here