Not every house needs a sump pump, but if yours does, having the right version properly installed is the key to preventing significant damage. Sump pumps are located in the basements of homes or businesses and collect water in the sump basin, pumping it outdoors so that it doesn’t damage your home.
Not all homes deal with flooding — if they’re located away from lakes or rivers, are high enough above the water table or are particularly flood resistant, you’ll be just fine without a sump pump. For those who aren’t so fortunate, a properly functioning sump pump can make the difference between keeping your basement dry and having to pay dearly to repair water damage. At Triple-T Heating & Cooling in Utah County, UT, our experienced plumbers will help you select the right sump pump for your home, provide professional installation or help troubleshoot problems with your existing sump pump. Let us help you keep your belongings safe and your wallet full.
Sump Pump & Sump Basin Selection
Choosing the right sump pump for your space depends largely on how vulnerable your basement is to flooding, how much water your sump pump will have to handle when flooding occurs and how you want the pump to fit into your space.
Selecting a sump basin will meanwhile largely depend on the space available, how much water enters your basement when it floods and how powerful your sump is. You need to be sure the basin is large enough to hold the water while the pump works to get it out, ensuring it won’t overflow into the basement.
You also may want to consider a battery backup option to provide additional insurance if the power goes out during a storm. Battery backup units help take over if the sump pump stops working due to a blackout or any other reason. It will kick in and keep your basement free of water so you don’t have to worry during a thunderstorm.
Primary sump pumps typically come either as submersible or pedestal pumps.
Submersible pumps are the most common type of pump and involve placing the motor inside the sump basin. They are typically quieter, are completely hidden and are usually longer lasting than pedestal pumps.
Pedestal pumps meanwhile sit with the motor outside of the water, above the sump basin. These are usually best for smaller sump basins. Pumps also come with a range of power levels, with those with higher power running for less time.
Sump Pump Installation, Repair & Plumbing Services
At Triple-T Heating & Cooling in Utah County, UT, our experienced technicians can help walk you through the range of sump pump options available and select the right option for you. Once you have decided on the perfect model, our workmen will provide installation and plumbing services to get it set up and ready to keep your basement dry. And if you’re dealing with problems with your existing sump pump, we’ll happily come out to diagnose and repair the problem.
If you’re dealing with sump pump issues or are interested in installing a new sump pump or sump pump basin, call us today at (801) 798-7711 for an appointment!