Sump Pump Guide
If you have a basement in Ohio, chances are you have a sump pump—or you would benefit from one. Nobody wants a flooded basement and that is where sump pumps come in handy. A sump pump moves water out of you home via a discharge line installed a basin. The basin is the pit-like area that holds the sump pump. When the valves sense escalating water, excess water is pumped away.
Sump Pump Installation
If you do not have basin or discharge lines installed it is best to work with a professional. Most cities have building codes to consider in addition to determining where it is best to discharge water. You don’t want water discharging too close to the foundation of the home. The further away the water needs to move, the more horsepower your sump pump is going to need.
At Sal’s there is no job too big or small. We will consider all the details to ensure that you’re getting the best system for your home.
Choosing a Sump Pump
The benefit of working with a professional is you can lean on their experience in conjunction with yours to make the best decision. The experts at Sal’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. Plumbing & Sewer will weigh options with you and help you understand so you can make an informed decision for your home.
Submersible vs Pedestal Sump Pumps
Both submersible and pedestal pumps have their advantages. If you have the space in your basin, we recommend the submersible sump pump as they are often quieter and quicker to empty water. Since submersible sump pumps can be covered, it prevents debris from getting into your sump pump system and the airtight lid keeps moist air from being released into your home. They are vulnerable to debris in the reservoir and can break down if this happens.
Pedestal pumps on the other hand are more pocket-friendly, utilize less energy, and tend to have a longer life span. They’re easier to repair than submersible pumps and there is a smaller chance that they will sustain damage during the process.
Battery Backup Sump Pumps
Since primary sump pumps won’t work if the electricity is out, battery backup sump pumps are a favorite choice because homeowners know that they are covered! Whether the power is out, the excess water gets too high, or the primary fails for reasons unknown: the battery backup sump pump takes over.
As long as the homeowner remembers to recharge the backup pump, it will help significantly during a storm. During a long period of a power outage, the battery backup will die over time.
Combination Sump Pump Systems
A combination sump pump system is often the wisest choice for your home because they combine the primary sump pump and battery backup system for a cost-effective solution. At Sal’s, we carry some of the industry’s best. Careful, before you just buy a combination sump pump system, you’ll want to see if it will fit in your basin!
Contact a Professional
You’ve heard the phrase penny wise, dollar foolish, right? This is one of those home projects that is best performed by a professional. Think about the risks involved: drainage, horsepower configuration, etc. What happens if you put all the money into a system and fail to install properly?
Protect your living space with professional installation! YouTube is a great reference for odds and ends home repairs, it’s not always the best for complex jobs like this.
Call Sal’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. Plumbing & Sewer today.