There’s nothing worse then waking up or coming home to a flooded basement. The aggravation, frustration and inherent damage to your basement, walls, flooring, furniture, electronics and more can prove to be very costly. If you own a home that is prone to flooding then installing a sump pump is a no-brainer and will pay for itself many, many times over during its lifetime.

There are a variety of manufactures of sump pumps as well as models and cost ranges. Sump pumps come with a variety of switches, including floats, diaphragms, and mercury switches. It doesn’t really matter which type you choose, but be sure to choose an automatic one. By the precepts of Murphy’s Law, if you put in a pump with a manual control, you won’t be home to turn it on the next time your basement begins to flood. An automatic switch can protect the pump, too. Most pumps burn out if they run “dry” for too long. An automatic switch prevents this from happening.

Hofmeister can service, replace or install a new sump pump in your home. We can also install an alarm to notify you if it is not working and a battery back up system for your sump pump