Back-up sump pumps provide additional hours of protection against flooding when the primary pump stops operating due to mechanical failure or an electrical power outage. High-temperature submersible sump pumps transfer hot liquids such as furnace condensate or waste from boiler blowdown. Primary sump pumps drain water from sump pits to prevent water damage to buildings and belongings. Sump pump guide rail systems allow large and heavy pumps to be installed and removed from a sump pit without having to enter the sump pit. Sump and effluent pump stands keep sediment and debris that settles at the bottom of the sump pit from clogging the pump intake. Sump pump systems include a pump, pipe, sump basin, and sump basin cover for a basement sump pump installation.