Does your basement need a new sump pump? There are some essentials you need to know before purchasing a sump pump based on your home and your needs. Follow our guide for steps to take before you purchase a new basement sump pump to ensure you’re making the most of your investment!
What Type Do You Need?
Most sump pump are one of two types; pedestal or submersible. Many people purchase pedestal pumps because they are less expensive but if you are going to be using it frequently, it is best to invest a little more money in a submersible pump. With a submersible pump, the engine will not overheat as easily and will run for long periods of time. If this is your first, it can be more difficult to know which to choose but if this is a replacement sump pump, use your experience with your last pump to influence this decision. Continue using a brand or model if it worked well for you.
Where Will You Be Placing the Pump?
Placement is important to consider when purchasing a pump, not only for the particular pump you choose, but also for other equipment you might need. If you will be able to keep a close eye on the pump, you may not need a pump alarm but if not, this is a necessity. If your basement does not have an outlet close by, you should purchase a new extension cord or consider installing an outlet closer to the pump to avoid electrical issues. You may also need to purchase the pipe and fitting that you will need to connect your pump to. Make sure you look into the setup before purchasing a new pump to avoid multiple trips to the store!
Is This the Most Effective Way to Keep My Basement Dry?
If you are constantly having flooding issues in your basement and you can’t keep up with the maintenance of a sump pump, it may be time to consider waterproofing your basement and stopping your basement’s water issues permanently. The professionals at B-Dry Systems in Billerica, MA provide services both to assist with sump pump replacements and repairs as well as our award-winning basement waterproofing system. Contact us today for a free estimate on your basement project!