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Choosing the Right Sump Pump

sunny-plumberWhen you own a piece of property like your own house, you obviously want to protect that property at all costs. That is why you have homeowner’s insurance. It’s why you have smoke detectors. It’s why you have a—sump pump? If you’re surprised to see that piece of equipment listed with such integral investments, then you really shouldn’t be. A sump pump is a vital component in any home seeking protection from the elements.

It does not matter if it’s due to heavy rains or if your plumbing system has sprung a serious leak. When water starts flowing into the lowest levels of your home, you need to be sure that you have a plan in place. That plan is as simple as, well, letting a sump pump do its job! We install and service sump pumps throughout the area, and we employ some of the finest plumbers in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Contact us today if you’re ready to outfit your home with a sump pump.

First Things First: How Does It Work?

A sump pump is a very basic system, as are many of the most beneficial additions to one’s home. First of all, consider the nature of water, particularly in its movements. Water is naturally going to follow a path that takes gravity’s course, right? That means that water, whatever its source, is going to flow downward to the lowest point in your home. It is in this spot that the sump pump is installed.

A sump pump has just one job, and that job is to pump water out of your home when it reaches a certain level. The water collects in a sump pit, specifically excavated for holding this water. When the water hits a certain level, it will activate a float switch. That triggers the pump to fire up, and it starts pumping the water out of your home and away from the foundation.

What Are My Installation Options?

There are two basic types of sump pump installations. These are submersible and pedestal installations. A submersible installation is typically preferred, and entails installing the pump directly into the pit with most of it residing beneath the water level. This means that noise is cut down, and the pump itself may be a bit more effective.

Not all pits are going to be able to accommodate a submersible installation, though. In such cases where space is limited, a pedestal pump may be the best or only option. This type of pump is installed on a pedestal, pulling water up and pumping it out in more or less the same manner as a submersible pump.

Which Is Right for Me?

It depends. When you schedule your sump pump services with us, we’ll be sure to evaluate your existing sump pit or to weigh your options for a new excavation. We’ll also discuss other considerations, such as battery backup pumps, with you, and we’ll make sure that your sump pump is able to handle the demand that your property will place on it. Let The Sunny Plumber SoCal install and service your sump pump for you.


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