Commonly found in the basement of homes, sump pumps are used to remove water that has accumulated in a water collecting sump basin. At times, water may enter the basement from excess rain or groundwater from the outside, which a sump pump helps to mitigate. Sump pumps are also vital if there’s flooding in the basement. Sump pumps work to take the extra water out of the basement by sending the water away from the house and into a drain system or well.
Types of Sump Pumps
There are two types of sump pumps: pedestal and submersible.
Pedestal sump pumps have motors that are mounted above the sump, and separate from the water that is being held in the basin below. This option is louder, but less expensive because it does not have the buffer of the water to tone the noise down.
Submersible pumps function in just the opposite way – they sit under the water in the basin.Compared to the 25-30 year lifespan of a pedestal sump pump, submersible sump pumps only have a lifespan of about 5-15 years.
When To Replace Your Sump Pump
60% of homes actually suffer from underground wetness or water damage–and your home could be one of them. Sump pump repairs or replacements are expensive but could be avoided if proper maintenance is performed. If you’ve had your sump pump for more than five years, or you’ve noticed wet basement floors or pools of water, it may be time to have a qualified plumber come and inspect your sump pump.
Call the Ihn Company
Have sump pump problems? Why look anywhere other than your trusted, neighborhood and family-operated professionals at Ihn Company Inc?
If you’re having flooding or noticing more dampness in your basement, it may be time to give us a call.It could be as simple as an installation issue, but why wait and potentially give way to more home hassles? Safety and environmental consciousness are highly valued at Ihn Company Inc. Contact us today and save yourself the money and headache of unwanted problems.