Sump pump sales increase with flood concerns around area

As roofs cave in and cause headaches around the area, basements are a problem of their own -- that is where sump pumps come in.

Posted: Mar 12, 2019 11:51 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2019 7:24 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mick Weiner, a sales representative at Northern Tool and Equipment says he will probably sell 30 to 40 pumps this week -- much more than the average 10 to 12. He has advice for anyone who just bought a sump pump for their home.

"The best thing to have is to have a basket in your basement floor cut-in and have a sump pump with a float switch on that way, it automatically comes on and off," Weiner said. "The other sump pumps like this hook up to a garden hose. They have to watch them because they don't run dry."

Wiener says letting a sump pump run dry will burn the motor up.

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