Many homeowners find themselves faced with water issues in their basements. To resolve this problem, it is often necessary to invest in a sump pump which is an electrical device that is designed to pump excess water out of your basement or crawl space in your home.
A sump pump will continuously pump accumulated water out of your basement or crawlspace and direct it to the outside of your home. The pit in which the pump is installed must maintain a level of water in order for the pump to work properly and automatically turn on when needed. Most water issues in homes occur in the basement area. When a basement becomes wet it can create mold spores and mildew that are incredibly harmful to items and people. The dampness that is created by a wet basement and the mold spores formed can lead to very serious health concerns for you and your family. A properly installed and properly sized sump pump will help to remove the excess water quickly and reduce the formation of harmful mold spores, keeping you and your family safe.
SUMP PUMP STYLES AND FEATURES
There are a number of pump models on the market today with primarily only two styles or types of pumps. The first is a pedestal pump that is specifically designed with an impeller at its base to draw water upwards while the rest of the pump body stands clear of any water. The other type of sump pump is that of a submersible pump which is designed to operate entirely under water and is a whole lot quieter than the pedestal pump.
When it comes time to purchase a replacement pump for your home it is important to focus on the size and overall installation of your initial pump with primary focus on the sump itself and the diameter of the discharge pipe. You will also need to know the proper horsepower needed to operate the pump. You will also need to focus on the float switch. There are also two types of float switches with the tethered switch BEING used with a sump of 14-inch diameter and the vertical switch that is used with sumps of a smaller 10-inch diameter.
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The team of skilled plumbers and technicians here at Steve Mull Plumbing is on hand to answer all your questions and offer insight needed to help you purchase the right style pump for your home. We suggest that if you currently have a pedestal pump in your home it would be beneficial to invest in a submersible model which is not only quieter but more energy efficient as well. A submersible pump also has a long lifespan and has a much easier and quicker installation process.
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing we understand full well that a wet basement, damaged goods and mold are not something anyone of want to experience. If your sump pump is old, not performing at peak levels, and needs replacement, then rest assured the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing stands ready to assist with all your decision making. Our highly skilled and certified plumbers and specialists are on hand to take care of all your plumbing needs. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the highest quality plumbing products and services this side of Lebanon.
If you are in the market for a new replacement sump pump, then surely you have come to the right place. Give a shout out to one of our team members today and schedule a free consultation. Don’t delay. Contact our team today!