We've had water in our basement twice. Once because the sump pump broke and the last time because we lost electricity for 9 days.
Our sump pump is in a manhole. To reach it we must dig out the dirt covering it. The house was like this when we bought it.
What we're looking for is a solution that will warn us when the sump pump isn't working for whatever reason. An emergency battery sump pump is a fire hazasd when it's not in use for long periods of time.
Does anyone have an idea how we could fix this problem? Thank you