How to Replace a Sump Pump

Replace Sump Pumps

At DRAINPRO, we believe in quality plumbing. That’s why we caution homeowners against attempting do-it-yourself plumbing operations.

Doing it yourself is risky. You can damage your existing plumbing and end up spending much more money than you would have on a qualified plumber. However, we have put together a guide for how to replace sump pumps. Note that if you use this guide, you are doing so at your own risk.

If ever you feel uncomfortable following online guides, know that DRAINPRO is there to help. Call us to receive assistance the best Ottawa plumbers. And all of our work is backed by our one year guarantee.

Tips for Replacing Sump Pumps

With so many types of sump pumps out there, it can be hard to make a decision about which to pick up. A good rule is that if your previous sump pump was working fine before it broke down, simply replace the sump pump with a similar model.

However, if you’re not satisfied with your previous sump pump, you’ll have two basic options for a new model:

  • Submersible sump pumps
  • Pedestal sump pumps

We usually recommend going with a submersible sump pump, because their construction tends to be better. While some people believe that pedestal sump pumps outlast submersible sump pumps, in our experience the opposite is true.

Another question we often get asked is whether to get a sump pump with a battery back up. Usually it’s a good idea. Storms can be accompanied by blackouts, which can mean heavy basement flooding.

When to Call DRAINPRO

If you’ve never replace sump pumps before—call us. If you feel even the slightest bit uncomfortable with replacing your existing sump pump—call us.

If you’re putting in a brand new sump pump system, you should call us right away. Installing a sump pump is a complex task that should only be attempted by trained professionals.


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