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Choosing the Right Sump Pump for Your Home

We have written previously on this blog about how beneficial it is to have a good sump pump in the lowest level of your home. The fact of the matter is, though, that it is not enough to simply invest in a high-quality sump pump. You must also invest in a sump pump that suits your needs well. That is the only way that you can hope to get the best performance possible from your sump pump in Bloomington, IL.

Pedestal vs. Submersible Sump Pumps

When choosing a primary sump pump, you are going to be choosing between a submersible sump pump or a pedestal sump pump. In large part, the sump pit in your home is going to determine which type of primary sump pump you use. Submersible sump pumps are generally preferred by many.

The submersible sump pump, appropriately, is one that is submerged in water in the sump pit. This not only helps to cut down the operational noise of the sump pump, but it can actually help to cool the motor down as well. That is a big benefit in events where your sump pump needs to run for long periods.

However, the submersible sump pump is not a good fit for smaller or more narrow sump pits. If you have such a pit on your property, a pedestal sump pump, which keeps the pump itself out of the water, may be necessary. If you can fit a submersible pump in your pit, though, that is probably the way to go.

The sizing of the sump pump is also not as straightforward as you may think. You need be concerned not only with horse power ratings, but also with the pumping capacity of the pump, rated in gallons pumped per minute. It can be a bit overwhelming, which is why you should really enlist the aide of a professional plumber when investing in a new sump pump.

Let Pipeworks Inc. help you find the perfect sump pump for your needs.


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