Sump Pump Replacement Services
When is the best time to replace your sump pump? It’s not a trick question. If you said, before it fails, you’re correct. The second you notice the pump isn’t turning on, you hear loud noises or detect mildew smells, call Wise Choice Plumbing and Rooter. You may need to replace the unit. Our plumbers are excellent at sump pump replacement, sump pump repairs, and maintenance.
Sump Pump Replacement: What You Need To Know
Did you know the average sump pump has a lifespan of 10 years? Once you hit the 10-year mark, your pump may not work efficiently. If you’re considering sump pump replacement, here are some things to think about. Consider replacing your sump pump with the same or similar model. If your sump pump worked well, you don’t need to overthink the replacement. A standard pump is 1/3-horsepower, which removes approximately 1,800 – 2,200 gallons of water each hour. For most homes, this is sufficient horsepower to do a good job and keep the basement dry.
These pumps are placed in a sump crock in a hole cut out in the basement or crawlspace. The motor is in a waterproof housing unit, which is sealed. Water fills the tank until it reaches a set level. Once this level is reached, the pump turns on and water is pushed out of the tank through a pipe outside of the house.
These pumps have their motor on a stand that rests a few feet above the water. With these pumps, only the impeller is inside the pit. Some homeowners prefer pedestal pumps because they may last longer. This is due to the fact that the motor isn’t submerged and has fewer chances of getting wet.
Your unit may not work when you need it to if you don’t have battery-powered back up. Storms and tripped circuits can knock out power, which increases the chances of unexpected flooding.
Here are some options you have for backup power:
- Consider a second sump pump that only turns on during power outages or during extreme flooding.
- Install a venturi pump. This is a city water power sump pump. It operates solely from the city water pressure and never uses electricity. As with any plumbing equipment, sump pumps don’t last forever.
- Wear and tear, and misuse requires replacement. If your sump pump has stopped working well, call Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter.
Sump pump installation isn’t the best do-it-yourself job. Hiring a professional ensure the pump operates correctly 24/7. From sump pump repair to water damage, we do it all. Call today to schedule sump pump installation and to learn more about backup sump pump installation.