Like most new, “why didn’t I think about that” products, the Pro-Act® 200 was inspired by a real-world problem. As the story is told, a good friend of a Beacon employee suffered a flooded basement because his sump pump system failed. Weeks later, after the basement had dried, and the soaked furniture and family remembrances were tossed to the curb, the despondent homeowner asked his engineer-friend from Beacon to investigate why his relatively new sump pump failed.
After examining the pump, the Beacon engineer quickly discovered that the failure was caused by a simple switch. In essence, a part that might cost a dollar or two had led to a catastrophic system failure that resulted in the flooding of the homeowner’s basement.