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Understanding Horsepower in Your Home Water Pump

A common question when it comes to buying a new sump pump is “what horsepower pump should I buy?” It’s easy to be confused by this if you’re not an expert on pumps—what does horsepower (HP) mean, what does it do, and should you stick with the number on your old model, or go with something higher? Fortunately, we are pump experts, and we’ll help to clarify some of this.   Common Horsepower Ratings Horsepower, in a nutshell, determines how strong your water pump is. The most important factors that it affects are how much water it can pump total, and the vertical lift/horizontal run or your pumping system. There are three common HP ratings for residential sump pumps, made...

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Signs That You Need to Replace Your Home Water Pump

Your home water pump is somewhat of a tricky device. It’s one of those things that’s essential to your home, but it just kind of does its own thing in the background and often only has a significant impact in the case of a flooding emergency. With such a low profile, it can be easy to forget that your sump pump is even there. That being said, forgetting to replace your pump can be a dreadful mistake. When the day finally comes where the rains fall hard and the water runs wild, a failing sump pump will result in you walking downstairs to a swimming pool instead of a basement. Swimming pools sure are lovely, but not when a sizable...

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Submersible Pumps vs Pedestal Pumps: What You Need to Know (Part 2)

Welcome to part two of our comparison series between submersible pumps and pedestal pumps. Choosing the right sump pump can be a difficult process, so it’s important to be informed about every factor. In part one, we focused primarily on quality-of-life features, such as basement space, noise level, and ease of maintenance. In this article, we’ll focus on power, functionality, and price.   Pumping Power Submersible Pump Submersible pumps have a newer design than pedestals, and their build allows their motors to be more effective. Submersible pumps are just flat-out more powerful than pedestal pumps, due both to engine capacity and efficiency. For example, due to the pump being stored underwater, the motor can be perpetually cooled. When your pump...

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Submersible Pumps vs Pedestal Pumps: What You Need to Know (Part 1)

Looking up the different types of home water pumps isn’t exactly an internet search that the average Joe will be conducting each day, so if you’re reading this post, it’s likely you already have some kind of idea of why you’re looking for a sump pump. Sump pumps are a necessity for anyone who faces the threat of water or flooding damage in their home. The problem is, a lot of people don’t know a whole lot about sump pumps, they just know that they need them (and this is often prompted by an unforeseen emergency). That’s why we’re here to help. At Fura Inc, sump pumps are our specialty, and we can help you understand what to look for...

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Inspect These Things Before Moving

Moving? Make sure the house isn’t at a flood risk Flooding is something that could destroy an entire home, and the cleanup process is rarely easy. Therefore, if you’re on the lookout for a new home, you should be especially diligent about the place that you’re looking to buy and whether or not it’s at a risk for flooding. Even if you’re hunting for homes in areas that don’t receive a ton of rain, like Los Angeles, or that aren’t near any large bodies of water, like Boulder, you should still be wary of flooding. Most home insurance policies don’t cover flooding in their policies, and you have to purchase flood insurance as a supplement. And, if you move into...

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