Sump Pump Product Information: 

Pat’s Total Home Repair, Inc.

 

Below explains why I believe the product I install ( www.StopFlooding.com )  is the best. 

I have been installing this product since 2012 without a failure.  

You will find me on their list as a preferred installer. 

The Sump Pump Systems Patrick Installs:


I supply and install a pro pump system.  I believe this product, and factory support, is the best residential sump pump system in the Chicago Land area.  It will also uses 40% to 60% less electricity to run then the old standard sump pumps.  I have this system, the Pro pump & the pro back up system installed in my house in the flood prone area of Elmhurst, IL., as you may have seen on the news in the past.


There is at least 4 or more different ways a sump pump system can be installed.  Which way is best for your house and your finances will be up to you.  There are also many product options.  I will explain the different options, and let you decide which option is best for you. 


Below is an example of the most popular pump system chosen by my customers.  I have many many other options available.


Allow me to show you why I have chosen the supply and install this pump by 1st introducing the construction of the pump.



Components and Construction of the 4 year warranted pump I supply:


  1. 1)Permanent Split Capacitor motor increases energy efficiency saving you electrical $$$

  2. 2)A combined Cast Iron and Stainless steel housing.

  3. 3)A non-corrosive polypropylene strainer keeping the strainer from corroding away and allowing debris to jam the pump. 

  4. 4)A stainless steel shaft keeping corrosion from causing an early failure.

  5. 5)The upper and lower sealed ball bearings provide for a quieter operation.

  6. 6)Water cooled.

  7. 7)A thermally protected motor helps keep the motor from overheating if the impeller or the outside line gets clogged.

  8. 8)The seals are of high quality.  Two carbon ceramic shaft seals and one

  9. 9) seal.

  10. 10)Uses a 1-1/2” standard outlet.

  11. 11)The Polycarbonate impeller does’t corrode away. 

  12. 12)The cord is 10 feet long.



The switch that will let the controller know when the water reaches the height where the water needs to be pumped out: 


  1. 1)The switch is independent from the pump allowing greater flexibility.

  2. 2)The switch has 2 micro reed (magnetic) activated floats:  So if the lower float can not move due to debris in the pit, the upper one will then activate when the water level reaches it.  This increases reliability when we have a built in “backup” switch.

  3. 3)The simple easy installation of the switch onto the 1.5” outlet pipe allows for precise positioning.  This allows me to adjust it easily so the pump turns on, just when the water level has started to fill the water table around your house.  {When a pump turns on too early, it will cost the homeowner more in electricity and it may possibly shorten the pump life. If it turns on too late, then the water table has stored many gallons of water, and, in a hard raining situation, the stored water can act like a title wave coming at your pump and overwhelming your pumps capacity.

  4. 4)The switch has a protective cage and a solid top to help keep out debris.  The vented and curved bottom prevents debris build up. 



The controllers I recommend, are adjustable, and can signal a Wifi device to contact your cell phone incase of an emergency.


  1. 1)The pump run time is adjustable.  When I install, I prefer to run a hose to the pit and fill up the pit to allow me to make precise adjustments.  These precise adjustments will reduce pump wear, save electricity, and give you better protection from a flooding event. 

  2. 2)Once a week, this controller will exercise (turn on the pump) the pump.  Many pumps fail due to sitting idle.  When a pump sits idle for long periods of time, a pump will “lock’ up due to corrosion.  By exercising the pump every week, we keep the corrosion from building up and locking up the pump. 

  3. 3)Monitors the pump, and if the pump “stops turning” when activated, it will sound an alarm, letting you know you have a problem. 

  4. 4)Has export terminals for connecting to a wifi module, remote dialer, a home security or automation system. 

  5. 5)Can be connected to an optional “High Water” sensor switch and sound the alarm. 



The battery back up systems Patrick supplies and installs:


  1. 1)We have 3 back up system options:  Good, Better, and Best.   Most of my customers have chosen the “best” option.  I can introduce you to these 3 options and comparative cost. 

  2. 2)Battery options: 

    1. 1)Lower cost maintenance battery:  Customer must fill the batteries cells with distilled water so often, say approximately every 3 months.  We can supply a standard cost battery or a higher cost battery that will last longer in a power outage.  We can supply 2 batteries to give you twice the running time in a power outage. 

    2. 2)Higher cost maintenance free battery.  No need to remember and take the time to maintain it.  The increase in the battery cost is almost equal to the additional labor cost to fill the maintenance battery with acid.  So all of my customers have chosen the maintenance free batteries. 

  3. 3)Installation options:

    1. 1)Combination unit purchased and installed.  Advantage:  Keeps cost down. 

    2. 2)Run the back up into the existing output.  Advantage:  Keeps cost low and install quick.

    3. 3)Run a separate output.  If the regular output froze or clogged, then the backup would still be able to work.  Also, in a flooding event, both pumps would be running and you would have double the water output. 



Other options: 


  1. 1)WiFi Module: Have your sump pump system call you if there was a problem. 

  2. 2)Pump Alternator:  Great option when you have a whole house back up generator.  Keep in mind sometimes these generators fail.  Just speak to a claims adjuster.

  3. 3)Combo pump & back up pump units: Great when space and or cost  are a concern.  I once found the combo unit was necessary due to a short, radon sealed pit.