Types of Sump Pumps and Their Advantages

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Once you’ve decided to call on a plumber in Birmingham, MI from Carter’s Plumbing to have a sump pump installed or replaced, you’ll have a few other important decisions to make. One of these is what kind of sump pump you want for your basement or crawlspace. Here are your options.

Submersible Sump Pump

This type of pump is fully submerged in the basin. On one hand, this can make sump pump repair in Birmingham, MI somewhat challenging if the basin is backed up and there’s a need to access the pump. However, it’s an appealing choice if you want to save space and enjoy a sump pump that’s not as noticeable. It also typically has a high power motor that moves mored water.

Pedestal Sump Pump

With this pump, the motor is above the basin and an extension shaft goes down into the basin to access the water. Sump pump maintenance in Birmingham, MI can be simpler with this pump since the motor is easily accessible. In addition, water damage is unlikely since the motor doesn’t touch the water. However, these pumps tend to have less power than submersible models.

Water-Powered Sump Pump

If you experience a torrential storm, this type of pump can be helpful since it will run without electricity. It works by using your local water source to create a vacuum to suck out excess water from the basin. You’ll also be less likely to need sump pump replacement in Birmingham, MI for this type of pump since it has no battery or motor and fewer moving parts.

Battery-Backup Sump Pump

One other option is a battery-powered pump. It’s often used as a “just in case” pump for when the regular one isn’t working or if the power goes out. It’s not intended for use as a main pump since it’s less powerful.

Reach Out to Our Team Today

Carter’s Plumbing is one of the leading sump pump companies in Birmingham, MI because of a customer-first approach to doing business. We’ll gladly walk you through the process of choosing a pump right for your needs and budget.

Contact us today for cost-effective sump pump installation in Birmingham MI. Call us or fill out the form to schedule your appointment.

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