Sump pumps should be backed up by battery because of the possibility of a power outage. There are two basic types of sump pumps, pedestal and submersible. Pedestal pumps have the motor mounted above the sump and usually last longer. Submersible pumps have the motor installed inside the pump and typically need to be replaced more frequently.
The first step to installing a new sump pump is to identify the location where water gathers in your basement. This location needs to be near a GFCI type electrical outlet. If the area where water gathers does not have a GFCI outlet nearby, you will need to have one installed. A hole must be dug for the sump basin and all appropriate plumbing must be installed to safely pump the water that gathers in the basin up and out of the home.
Expert Sump Pump Installation
The experienced plumbing professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing will evaluate your needs, talk to you about your options and recommend the best solution to meet your needs. The licensed and insured plumbers at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing use only the highest quality parts and are trained in the latest state-of-the-art techniques to be sure your sump pump will be ready when needed.