Monitoring & Alarm Systems

As well as manufacturing a range of packaged pump stations, Packaged Pumps Systems also design, manufacture and install monitoring and alarm systems. These systems help ensure the smooth running of the pump stations by alerting the home or building owner to any issues there may be so that this can be addressed.



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Remote monitoring is important for basement pump systems for several reasons:

  • Early Warning: With remote monitoring, you can be alerted to problems with your basement pump system as soon as they occur. This can give you a head start on fixing any issues and prevent further damage.
  • Preventing Floods: If a pump fails and it isn’t noticed quickly, it could result in a flooded basement. This could potentially lead to expensive repairs, damage to belongings, and mould growth. Remote monitoring ensures that you’re immediately aware if the pump isn’t working as it should.
  • Convenience: It can be inconvenient to manually check your basement pump system regularly. With remote monitoring, you can do this from anywhere and at any time.
  • Maintenance and Performance: Remote monitoring can provide data on the pump’s performance and indicate when maintenance or replacement may be needed. This can prolong the lifespan of your pump and prevent costly emergency replacements.
  • Saving Money: Early detection of problems means that you can take action before a small issue becomes a major, more expensive problem. Moreover, being able to prevent flooding could save a significant amount in damages and repairs.
  • Safety: In case of a malfunction or flood, entering a basement can be risky. Remote monitoring can help you avoid such situations.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that you’ll be alerted if there’s a problem can give you peace of mind, particularly during periods of heavy rain or when you’re away from home.

For all these reasons, remote monitoring has become an essential tool in managing and maintaining basement pump systems.

Having an alarm system on your basement pump, often known as a sump pump, can provide several important benefits:

  • Early Warning: An alarm can provide early notification of a pump failure, overflow, or a water level that’s too high, allowing you to act quickly and prevent or minimise water damage.
  • Prevention of Flooding: If your basement pump fails and you’re not aware of it, it could lead to flooding, especially in the event of heavy rain. Flooding can cause significant damage to property and personal belongings and also pose a health risk due to the potential for mould growth.
  • Maintaining Structural Integrity: Basements, by nature, are prone to water collection which can lead to the deterioration of the foundation and other structural issues over time if not promptly and effectively addressed. An alarm can help you to keep this risk at bay.
  • Reducing Repair Costs: If you are alerted to a problem early, it might be possible to conduct minor repairs or maintenance on your pump system, potentially saving you from the cost of having to replace the entire unit.
  • Insurance Purposes: In some cases, having a monitored sump pump alarm may qualify you for discounts on your homeowner’s insurance policy. The rationale is that a properly monitored and maintained pump reduces the risk of water damage, which is a common homeowner’s insurance claim.
  • Peace of Mind: Last but not least, having an alarm system on your basement pump can give you peace of mind knowing that you have a system in place to alert you in case of an issue, especially if the basement area is not regularly occupied.

Remember, though, while an alarm system can alert you to problems, it’s still important to conduct regular maintenance and inspections of your sump pump system to ensure its reliability. It’s also recommended to have a backup power source for your sump pump in case of power outages.

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