How To Keep Your Cellar Dry

How To Keep Your Cellar Dry


If you live in an area with a high water table, or near a river, or we simply just have a lot of rain in a short space of time, you might find your cellar flooding. When this happens you obviously need to remove the water quickly, and this is where a pump is the best solution.

Most people want to fit and forget their pump, and therefore the best option is to put an automatic pump in a sump (hole in the ground). For pumps with a float switch on a short cable, the sump will need to be at least 350mmx350mmx350mm. We can offer an alternative design with an internal float switch for those with smaller sumps.

Pumps usually come with 10 metres of power cable and are designed to function partially (or fully) submerged. These pumps are designed to pump several metres uphill, so you will just need to run the hose to your nearest ground-level drain. For their physical size they are very powerful – they can produce a flow-rate of around 100 litres (20 gallons) per minute which will empty a flooded cellar in just a few minutes. They are not tolerant of stones, lumps of mud, leaves or other solids so be careful to keep your cellar floor regularly swept. Larger, more powerful pumps are also available if required and many models are also available in 110v.

Click the following link to view our range of Clean Water Drainage Pumps

We can supply flexible hose by the metre to suit the outlet size of the pump, most commonly this is 1″ diameter.

If you would like to discuss your requirements or need help in selecting the best solution please call us on 01633 244777 to discuss the options or e-mail us using

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