Three Questions to Ask a Sump Pump Contractor

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If you are in the market for a new sump pump, you may have many questions about how it works, where it gets installed, and what kind of requirements are needed for your home. Sump pumps are an ideal solution for homeowners to prevent flooding, particular for those living in areas that are prone to high rainfall.

Three Questions to Ask a Sump Pump Contractor

This piece of preventative equipment is essential to providing protection to your home, so you want to make sure it is installed correctly by a sump pump contractor you trust. To help stay informed both about its installation and how it operates, here are three questions to ask a sump pump contractor:

  1. What is the best location for the sump pump? Even if there is an existing system, asking about the best location for your sump pump will help determine the right location for your home. It should be located at the lowest point of your basement, well away from water, sewer and electrical lines and electrical panels.
  2. Will you need to dig? Some homes already have a sump pit, while other homes may need a new or replacement sump pit. Ask for clarification ahead of time to understand how involved the process will be and, if a digging is required, what the process will be.
  3. Will you teach me how to use the sump pump? The sizes and types of sump pumps vary depending on the property, as well as how they are placed. Finding a sump pump contractor who will go over the workings of your new sump pump with you will help you stay informed as a homeowner, know how to maintain your system, and ensure it will work when you need it most.

Whether you are looking to install a new sump pump or have your current system maintained, finding a good sump pump contractor is key to keeping your equipment running smoothly for years to come. Our team at William Dustin Septic is here to help with all your sump pump services. Contact us today for a free estimate on installation.