Question one... 6 hours later -- although there is no more rain, about an inch is back on the floor of the cellar? Is this to be expected? Is it from the ground being soaked with water? Or do we have a problem? Is it to be expected that some water will come back in when the ground is soaked? I just need to know if we should pay the weekend rate to get a plumber in there tomorrow or wait until Monday
Question two... I believe strongly that whomever is selling them the pumps is selling them bad ones. Every pump we get is on constantly when it rains and doesn't always stop the rain. We used to have a pump -- one pump ago -- that worked great and usually only went on about every 20 minutes in the height of a hurricane. Any advice on how to make sure whatever pump the plumber installs is a good one. Or advice on making him check for back ups or problems? We just had a plumber out who told us all was fine and it was supposed to be on all the time when it rained.