Why a Sump Pump is a Great Addition to Your Holiday Wishlist

Sump Pump Installation Can’t Be Beat as a Holiday Gift This Year!

Everyone is aware of the importance of insurance. Especially homeowners insurance. It protects against the possibility that something terrible will happen, and if it does, it will help prevent the damage done to cause even more problems (i.e., financial problems). Well, homeowners can think of sump pumps as a type of insurance. The good thing about them is that homeowners don’t have to continue to pay for them month after month. This, among the many other benefits, makes sump pumps one of the best holiday gifts to give or get!

Why a Sump Pump?

Before adding a sump pump to the old holiday wishlist, it’s important to understand whether there’s a need for one or not. Certain areas and certain houses benefit more from sump pumps than others. For instance, those houses on low lots, stand on poorly draining soil or are in areas that receive a lot of moisture are all susceptible to flooding

Sump pumps are installed in the lowest part of the house, dug into the floor. This is usually in the basement. They’re submersible, and they don’t operate unless needed. They have a floating switch that turns them on when water builds up enough to lift the switch, at which point they begin to pump water out of the home, keeping the place from flooding. 

Various Types of Sump Pumpspump

There are various kinds of sump pumps available, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. These four main types of sumps pumps are:
  • Submersible
  • Battery Backup
  • Pedestal
  • Combination

Submersible sump pumps tend to be the favorite because they can lie fully submerged in water in the sump pump basin. They are cost-effective and tend to last around ten years, both of which are attractive to homeowners. Battery backup sump pumps are ideal for making sure the pump will work in the event of a power outage. 

Pedestal pumps are another cost-effective option because they tend to be cheaper than their submersible counterparts. The motor sits high on a pedestal to protect it from water damage and to make it easy to work on. Combination sump pumps are ideal for those homes that could see a lot of water. The combination of electric and battery power gives these pumps more power to work for a long time on a lot of water.  

pumpBackup or Secondary Sump Pumps

Many homeowners install a secondary sump pump, also sometimes called a backup sump pump. These serve as a second line of defense just in case something happens and the first one stops working. The relatively low cost of installing a backup sump pump pales in comparison to the extreme cost of repairing thousands of dollars in water damage from a flooded home. 

Homeowners who aren’t sure whether they need a sump pump or not can call their friendly neighborhood plumber for sound advice. Not every house needs a sump pump, but those that do will be happy they installed one in the event of a house flood. 

About PAC Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning

PAC Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning has been serving Staten Island, NY, since 1979. They provide award-winning service and fast turnarounds. They always offer options to fit any budget. Call them today for sump pump installation in Staten Island, NY.