Going cheap with your sump pump installation could actually wind up costing you a great deal in the long run. If you either buy sub-standard equipment or you try to install it yourself, there is a very could chance you could wind up with a very expensive mess on your hands. These are just a few of the reasons why you need to not only get the best pump that fits within your budget, but you also need to have it installed by a professional.
Why Sump Pumps are Important
Proper sump pump installation is a lot more important than many people think. The pump is at the heart of any basement waterproofing system, and performs the vital role in keeping your basement protected from water damage.
In many instances, a sump pump is part of a drain tile system. Drain tile is basically a network of plastic pipe located near your home’s foundation footings. Interior drain tile carries water away from your home that would otherwise find its way into your basement. Exterior drain tile works to relieve pressure that can be caused by saturated soil.
The drain tile connects to the sump basin in your basement. If water enters that basin and rises to a pre-set level, it will be taken out by the pump.
You Get What You Pay For
You can find a sump pump in just about any type of hardware store, whether it is your neighborhood shop or a big-box retailer. But if you go cheap, you need to realize the pump you get will be made out of inexpensive parts. As a result, the motor may be more likely to burn out, a switch could stick more easily, or an impeller may be at a higher risk of breaking. High-quality pumps are made of heavy-duty materials; one high-quality pump could outlast two or even three cheap ones.
Scrimping is also not a good idea when it comes to sump pump installation. If you go the DIY route, you could easily make a mistake that could lead to your pump failing and, as a result, lead to a great deal of basement water damage.
Contact Basement Flood Protector
Take that risk out of the equation by getting in touch with the experts at Basement Flood Protector. One of our technicians can come to your home, suggest the right model of pump, and then perform a professional sump pump installation that will provide you years of worry-free operation. Schedule an appointment today by contacting us online or calling 847-852-7150 or 866-930-7898.