NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The WAYNE Sump Minder™, a microprocessor-driven back-up sump pump that auto-dials homeowners when there's a problem, was named a 2013 TOH Top 100 award winner by This Old House. The third annual The TOH Top 100 features the 100 best new home products of the year. The editors spent months testing to find the most unique, helpful, and coolest home products in seven categories, with the WAYNE Sump Minder winning in the Home Tech category. Each winning product is also labeled with icons such as Money-Saver, Easy Upgrade, Perfect Solution, Eco-Friendly, Splurge or Made in the USA, with Sump Minder designated as made in the USA and a Perfect Solution.
The "TOH Top 100" appears in the November/December issue of This Old House and online at www.ThisOldHouse.com/top100.
"To have our one-of-a-kind Sump Minder technology recognized by a home improvement authority such as This Old House confirms that we have tapped into a necessity for homeowners, especially with the wild weather patterns we've seen in recent years," said Linda Kerdolff, Director of Marketing at WAYNE Water Systems, based in Harrison, Ohio.
She explains Sump Minder combines self-testing and continuous battery checks with an auto-dial feature connected to a standard phone line. With programming of up to three different phone numbers, the homeowner will know exactly what is happening with the sump pump at home so they can make informed decisions. Sump Minder is uniquely designed to monitor up to 17 different conditions and gauge their urgency. If the homeowner prefers, it can also connect to a third party monitoring security system.
"The 2013 TOH Top 100 is full of products that showcase ingenuity, demonstrate originality, wow us with their functionality, and of course, mark breakthroughs in their categories," says This Old House Editor Scott Omelianuk.
"However, the true test for any item on this list is simple: Is it useful and relevant to our readers? We agree that all these new products, in ways large and small, will improve the lives of our readers," Omelianuk adds.
The WAYNE Sump Minder is available in hardware stores and home centers nationwide. For more information, visit the WAYNE website at www.waynepumps.com and Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WayneWaterSystems.
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This Old House Ventures Inc. is America's premier home enthusiast brand, netting 50 million multi-media impressions each month through its award-winning television, print, and web properties. The leading consumer publication for home how-to and inspiration, the award-winning This Old House magazine currently has a circulation of 950,000 and reaches an audience of almost six million. This Old House is available on tablets and is published by the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.
SOURCE WAYNE Water Systems