Sump pump replacement: what is involved?


A sump pump makes use of electrical power to pump water out of your house; the process is automatic meaning the pump starts after water reaches a certain level in the sump.

When Does Your Sump Pump Need Replacement

You can decide to replace the sump pump due to various reasons. Some of the reasons include the following:

  • The sump pump that you may have already installed can malfunction. If this happens install another sump pump to avoid the adverse effects of floods.
  • There are some sump pumps that have superior features. For instance, there are some sump pumps which will have back up systems which will enable them pump water out of your house even if the power supply has been cut. These are sump pumps with great power economy. You should consider up-grading if you find your current pump doesn’t fit your needs.

So what’s involved in replacing your sump pump?

  1. Remove the already existing sump pump – First you should disconnect power from the pump and dismantle it. After dismantling the already existing sump pump then you will have a place where you will install the new sump pump.
  2. Connect the inlet and outlet lines to the sump pump – For your new sump pump to work, it has to be connected to the inlet and outlet lines. After installing the new sump pump in place the next step should be for you to connect the lines.
  1. Connect the power cables – This is the final stage, in order to ensure the power cables are well fitted you should ensure they are tight.
  2. Now you are ready to test the pump by pouring some water through it to check and make sure it begins and is working properly.

When carrying out sump pump replacement you could do it by yourself. To ensure you are safe and the pump is the correct size and type, and is installed currently you should make use of an expert who will help you in selecting the best sump pump as well as offering you the installation services.