Re: emergency pump in basement in case of burst pipe
Howdy there are a whole host of options and the $$$$ too. There are back flow valves for floor drains to prevent sewer back ups. A sump pump in a proper pit and draining out side is a good option. Shutting off the water main when your not home is a free one. My many years of homeowners claims- the biggie is washing machine hose failures- consider upgrading to stainless steel wrapped hoses and simply tune the water off when not using the washing machine. If you have a water pressure regulator make it set at 45psi - this makes a failed pipe to a fixture a lot more un likley. and on an on. Having good insurance with a low deductible an consider flood insurance - you just never know
Any an all of my comments are just my opinion and not to be confused with facts.