Flood Insurance Programs
Floor Sucker: Saying NO to H2O
Every home owner has a fear
of coming home to a basement full of water. A leak as a result of heavy
rain storms or an accidental pipe burst has the potential to cause severe
damage to your basement or cellar area. Even a few inches of water can
destroy your precious belongings and/or instantly wipe out your treasured
memorabilia. If your home does not have a sump pump to protect your basement
from water, it is crucial that you find another way of keeping water out.
A floor sucker is a versatile utility sump pump that can handle the task.
The Effectiveness of
a Floor Sucker
The floor sucker was created for homeowners
who do not already have a sump pump in their home. The unit is highly
versatile and can be used to protect your basement, cellar, roof and even
crawl space against water damage. The floor sucker runs with the assistance
of an oil-filled motor and is housed in an epoxy cast aluminum shell.
It can be used fully or partially submerged, indoors and outdoors, and
can drain down to 1/8 of an inch. Depending on your needs, there are different
models available including the 1200 GPH pump which features a 1 inch discharge
with garden hose adapter, a 26.3 inch shut-off head capability, and a
screened inlet. In addition, each model has varying flow rates and can
be manually or automatically operated. Other than for home purposes, a
floor sucker can be used for commercial and industrial needs including
pet applications, statuary fountains, pool covers, equine and livestock
therapy, air conditioners and machine tool coolants. In any situation
requiring the transfer or recirculation of liquid, the floor sucker is
well-suited. So whatever your specific need, there is a pump that can
safely and effectively handle the task.
Detect a Leak with
a Water Alarm
You can never take too many precautions when it comes to protecting
your home from water. A water alarm is a tool used to detect leaks that
can cause irreparable damage. It detects water on a surface with its two
metal contacts. The device runs off a standard 9v battery and can be placed
in any location where there is a risk of water seepage.