How to choose the best pedestal sump pump

Choosing the right pedestal sump pump is the most crucial task that you will come across, and even with all the well performing alternatives available in the market, you may end up with the wrong product for you which may not optimally work according to your needs or area to be covered. So choosing the appropriate pedestal sump pump can be done in the following ways

  • Check your primary pump

First you need to check the data plate that is placed on your primary pump. It displays various credentials which can help you to find the most appropriate pedestal pump for you. Check the HP of the pump so that you can choose the pedestal pump with the same bracket of horsepower in it. This helps to enhance compatibility which in turn prevents short circuits.

  • Check your operational needs

If you need to buy a new pedestal sump pump for you, you need to check how often would you run it. You need to keep a check on the flooding schedule and figure out how many times the pump would be used so that you can use the one which is optimally designed for regular operations and also keeping check the power consumption at the same time.

  • The material of the pump

Earlier sump pumps were made out of cast iron and workers more durable than the recent versions which are made out of thermoplastic. Cast iron was able to handle more wear and tear and what does able to last for long years, and you can still get yourself a pump which is made out of cast iron. But the thermoplastic pumps also provide you the facility to have a pump with more HP at a lesser price. So you need to choose whether you need to go for durability or more power.

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Bill is a DIY plumber, handyman, and homeowner with more than a decade of experience. He has replaced and repaired sump pumps, backup pumps, float switches, check valves, and many other things around his family home. An engineer and tinkerer at heart, he is always looking to see how things work and taking on new home projects that help him grow his skillsets. He is a husband and father of two boys, has a bachelors degree in Computer Engineer and minor in Mathematics and likes to make homebrew beer in his free time.

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