Iron Sump Pumps for Long Term Reliability
A sump pump must be reliable
and, for the long haul, you can depend on the strength and durability
of cast iron sump pumps to protect your home or building from water damage
for a very long time. They also have the capacity to eliminate copious
amounts of water.
Types of Cast Iron
Cast iron sump pumps are available in pedestal and submersible models,
both requiring simple installation. Reputable manufacturers use top quality
metals and high-tech designs to create these long-lasting cast iron pumps
- no need for replacement. Different types are sold in order to suit various
sump pit diameters and situations.
Built to Last
Cast iron sump pumps are practically a must in commercial settings, and
a plus in residential homes. Ensuring that your office building, retail
store, or house is protected during a flood or a plumbing malfunction
is paramount. A solid cast iron submersible or pedestal sump pump can
endure heavy-duty functions, and is built to last for generations.
The life-span of the thermoplastic or resin models is between five to
ten years. Without a doubt, you can expect a cast iron model to outlive
a plastic one by a considerable amount of time. The warranty often indicates
the unit’s lifetime frame.
Debris that often ends up in the sump pit will eventually take its toll
on plastic sump pumps, compromising both the interior and exterior of
the unit. Cast iron sump pumps are designed to handle such problems.
A screen covered inlet helps
keep any large debris from inhibiting the pump, and will filter the small
bits and pieces, which can be discarded during regular maintenance. This
feature protects the pump’s impeller, allowing it to remain operable.
A heavy-duty cast iron sump pump can even be installed in a crawl space
of pea gravel, ejecting all but the bulkiest pieces.
Sump Pump Problems
If your plastic sump pump cracks or develops a leak, a resulting water
dilemma is inevitable. Avoid the possibility of water damage to your residence
or business place, and the risk of having to replace the entire equipment,
or prematurely worn parts, by choosing the durability of cast iron units.
Although cast iron sump pumps typically cost more than the plastic models,
many buyers deem their performance assurance worth the extra dollars -
less worry, a longer sump pump life.