How Long Should A Sump Pump Last?
A middle-of-the-road sump pump from a trusted manufacturer should last for about 20 years. Of course, the lifespan of a sump pump is largely contingent on how frequently it is being used and how well you are maintaining it. Sump pumps should be regularly disconnected and cleaned with water or a diluted water-bleach solution in order to maximize their lifespan and effectiveness.
Of the two types of sump pumps — pedestal pumps and submersible pumps — pedestal pumps tend to last longer, perhaps up to 30 years. Because the motors on pedestal pumps are mounted on top, they are much easier to service, which may contribute to their longer lifespan. Submersible pumps, on the other hand, are installed completely inside the sump, making them harder to access. Additionally, because they’re kept conveniently out of sight, submersible pumps are more likely to be cleaned and serviced less frequently than pedestal pumps, which can also affect how long they last.
Trust Engineered Solutions for Sump Pump Installation
The home improvement experts at Engineered Solutions of Georgia are the ones to turn to for all your sump pump-related needs. For more than a decade, we’ve been assisting area homeowners with a wide range of basement waterproofing services, and we would be happy to install a sump pump or other waterproofing system that will help keep your basement and the rest of your home safe and dry.
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To learn more about having a sump pump installed at your Atlanta-area home, or to schedule a free consultation, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today.