During the heavy rain and storms this January we received an emergency call to a domestic property in the New Forest where the basement had flooded.
The original pump had failed and the heavy rain had caused flooding. Our pump engineers attended the site and installed a new HCP S250 submersible pump in the sump. Sump pumps are located in the lowest part of a basement or cellar and help control ground water from flooding the house.
The clients basement had a specially constructed sump pit – water flows into the sump pit through drains and by natural water migration through the ground. The sump pump moves the water out of the pit and away from the building so the basement or cellar stays dry.
The model of submersible pump the team installed has a strong structure. Designed with a high efficiency motor and Vortex impeller, waterproof Epoxy cable, mechanical seal and oil seal, plus an overheat protector – a robust and high performing pump. The team were able to attach the pump to a pre-existing hose. Once the installation was complete and operational the engineers were able to pump out the excess water.
Dangers of a flooded basement:
- Standing water in your basement can damage your foundation,
- Long term excess water cause mold and mildew growth.
- Furnishing and finishes can suffer irreparable damage
- There is a huge risk to life if power comes into contact with standing water. Never enter a flooded area while the power is on.
If your pump has failed and you are experiencing flooding, or if you need cellar drainage, get in touch on: 01420 561661