What are British Standards?
British Standards are the recommendations that govern our industry. They’re not a legal requirement, but they ensure that best practice is being followed.
British Standards are published by the British Standards Institution (BSI), an independent body which was formed in 1901.
Here at Packaged Pumps Systems, we care about offering you the best service and the highest quality of products.
We choose to always adhere to British Standards.
British Standards give recommendations on the design, installation, testing and maintenance of basement pump systems.
With over 25 years’ experience in the basement pump industry, we manufacture over 1,600 pump stations each year.
With attention to detail at every stage, the design and installation of our basement pumps are always in accordance with British Standards and building regulations.
Battery Backup Units
A recent update to British Standards recommended that all basements that have a pump station should have a battery backup unit.
A battery backup unit will protect a pump in the event of a power failure.
If you’ve already got a basement pump but don’t have a battery backup unit then don’t worry, they’re really easy to fit to an existing pump station because they don’t need any additional electrical circuits.
We can help you find the right one for your pump station and we’ll fit it for you as well.
British Standards recommend that all pump stations should have a high-level alarm. In some cases, this may be a specific requirement of home and contents insurance providers.
A high-level alarm is installed as part of a basement waterproofing system to alert you that your pump is not working effectively and requires intervention.
Our Alertmaxx2 High Level Alarm & Rego1 Control Panel are the primary monitoring alarms for domestic pump stations. In conjunction with SideWinder Tech™, we are able to use our bespoke technology to monitor your pump station equipment and offer an unparalleled level of service from our in-house monitoring team.
As the sole manufacturer of the Alertmaxx2 and Rego1 worldwide – we know these units best.
Maintenance and Servicing
British Standards recommend a planned maintenance schedule for your basement pump.
The first inspection should happen when the installation of the pump is completed.
The second inspection should be within the first three months after installation or as soon as possible after the completion of building works that could affect the drainage installation.
According to the British Standards, a service should be carried out annually, as a minimum.
We’ve been servicing basement pumps for over 15 years and provide peace of mind to thousands of customers across the UK, who are on our service contracts.
We believe that servicing is vital to keep your pump in a good, working condition.
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