When it rains so hard that it pours, you’ll be counting on your Jacksonville, IL home’s sump pump to keep your basement dry. If it’s time to install a new sump pump or you need a second, a pedestal sump pump offers many advantages. Let’s take a look at those advantages and how they benefit your home and wallet.
Submersible sump pumps sit below-grade in a pit that usually has some water in it, explains FEMA. This makes the submersible type of sump pump cycle frequently. Pedestal sump pumps sit on the floor of a basement or crawlspace, so they don’t cycle as frequently. This reduces the unit’s noise. Less cycling also means less wear and tear, so the pedestal sump pump typically has a longer lifespan compared to other types of sump pumps.
Easy to Check and Maintain
A pedestal sump pump offers ease of access. You can quickly check it to make sure that it’s on and ready to remove water during and after a storm or when snow and ice begin to melt. Maintaining these sump pumps is simple because you don’t have to reach into a pit of water or lift any parts of the unit. If you need to take down the sump pump, its placement on the floor facilitates quick action.
Low Cost of Ownership
Pedestal sump pumps cost less than other types of sump pumps. They’re also quicker and easier to install, which reduces labor costs. Since the pump isn’t constantly submerged, it’s less likely to develop rust or corrosion. This minimizes maintenance and repairs. Because a pedestal sump pump doesn’t cycle as frequently, it won’t use as much electricity. This lowers the cost of operation, especially during the wet months of the year.
To learn more about the advantages of installing a pedestal sump pump in your home, take a look at HRI Plumbing’s sump pump installation services, or contact our qualified plumbing professionals today.