Sump pumps play a vital role for the basement of homes. It ensures that there won’t be any leaks or floods in your basement. Typically there is a sump hole in your basement that serves as the main point where water seeps into. This is also the place where the sump pump is installed.
There are two kinds of sump pumps. The first one is the submersible type. The other one is the pedestal type.
Submersible type is a good choice if your basement is also being utilized as another room in the house. If you have decorations, furniture and you use the basement more than just a space for storage, you better opt for the submersible type. This is because the submersible sump pump is barely visible so you won’t stumble over it and it won’t ruin the overall aesthetics of the basement.
Pedestal type of sump pump on the other hand is more visible because the motor is placed right on top of the sump hole. Hence it is not recommended for basements which are being used as another important room in the house.
When it comes to choosing between these two types of pumps, you have to consider all factors. Both have its pros and cons so it is best to assess which one will match your preferences and needs. Submersible type of sump pumps can be hidden out of sight but it could be quite difficult to access if you need to look into the motor for maintenance purposes. Pedestal type sump pumps can be visually unappealing but when it comes to maintenance and repairs, this is much easier to work with.
To make sure that you are going to make the right decision when having a one installed, the best thing to do is to seek for the services of your local professional plumber. If you already have one installed and you know that it is in need of repair, you should not hesitate to call a professional plumber.
Some people, with their intention to save some money, try to do the repairs on their own, only to end up regretting it. Instead of creating a bigger mess, professional plumbers know exactly how to deal with problems related to your sump pump. Hire one today.