Top Tips Before Investing in a Sump Pump Installation

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Living in the Sunshine State comes with plenty of beautiful weather and waterfront views. However, the bright days turn stormy occasionally, leaving your yard at risk of flooding. To avoid this muddy scenario, your best bet is a sump pump installation on your property.

Top Tips Before Investing in a Sump Pump Installation

But before you invest in a sump pump installation, there are a few things you’ll need to consider first:

  • The Type of Sump Pump. For properties prone to frequent flooding, submersible pumps are more reliable. They sit in the basin, thus handling water volumes efficiently. However, they need regular maintenance to optimize their efficiency. Pedestal pumps, on the other hand, are installed above ground. While they don’t need as much maintenance as submersible pumps, they are better suited to less flood-prone yards.
  • The Size You’ll Need. The size of your sump pump installation will significantly impact its ability to handle flood waters. A well-sized pump will efficiently handle the volumes of flood water that course through your yard during storms. Your property’s potential for flooding will determine the size, so you’ll need to consult an expert regarding this issue.
  • Having a Backup System. Power outages are quite common in the aftermath of heavy storms. Therefore, you should also invest in a backup for your pump to keep working even when there’s no electricity. Don’t get left high and dry!

While a sump pump installation is an excellent investment, you can get much more out of it by following these tips. And as always, we will be there with you every step of the way as you decide. If you’d like to install this reliable flood protection mechanism on your residential or commercial property, talk to our sump pump installation experts at William Dustin Septic today.