Western Springs Plumbing

Plumbing repair in Western Springs IL

Buying a Sump Pump

There are a number of places to buy sump pumps from.  Major home improvement stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot carry sump pumps.  Plumbers and contractors also sell sump pumps, and they may have specials if they are also digging the sump pit and installing the unit.  Buying a sump pump is something homeowners can do.

If you are installing a sump pump, it’s likely some of your neighbors have them as well.  Check with them about their experience buying and installing their sump pump. They may have some strong recommendations that will make your shopping and decision easier.

You will also need to decide how powerful or what capacity the sump pump will have.  Typically they come with both a 1/3 or ½ horsepower motor and a pumping capacity of either 2,200 or 3,000 gallons per hour.  Again, you can check with any neighbors with sump pumps and see what they have, that is, what is working for them.  They may well already have a lot of the information that you need to make a good decision.

Installing a sump pump is a fair amount of work and some complexity. We strongly suggest you hire a licensed plumber to do this project.  A sump pit will have to be dug in your basement or sub space and the unit itself put in place and hooked up.  For any questions and costs on the procedure call your licensed plumber for information and pricing.