Differences Between Pedestal & Submersible Sump Pumps

While these two types of sump pumps are very efficient at removing water from your home and preventing flooding, they do have a few main differences.

Pedestal Sump Pumps. This type of sump pump is designed to be much easier for maintenance, as they have the motor mounted above the sump pit with a shaft extended down to the pump at the bottom. While this is nice, these systems are typically louder and less aesthetically pleasing than their counterparts.

Submersible Sump Pumps. This type of system is exactly what it sounds like. The sump pump is entirely submerged in the sump pit making them quieter and hidden away. Unlike a pedestal sump pump, these systems are difficult to maintain due to their placement. These are often advantageous for people with limited space.

Making a decision on what type of sump pump is best for your home can depend on a variety of factors including desired noise level, maintenance concerns, and available space. It is best to contact a professional to determine what type of system is best for you.

How Do I Maintain My Sump Pump?

Inspect and Clean. To start off with maintenance of your sump pump, it is important to inspect and clean the system. Take a look at the inlet screen to ensure it is free of debris which may weaken the performance of the system.

Check the Float Switch. It is important to make sure the float switch is working properly and that your system will activate when needed. Pour water into the basin until the switch is triggered and your sump pump kicks on. Also, be sure to check the discharge pipe to make sure it is free from any blockages.

Check the System Itself. Make sure your sump pump is not tilted and is standing up properly. If there is a backup power source such as a battery, be sure to check that as well.

Overall, sump pump maintenance should be completed at least once a year to ensure your system is working efficiently and to extend its lifespan.

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If you need help installing a sump pump in your San Diego home, call Same Day Heating, Cooling, Plumbing for a diagnostic appointment. Whether you need pedestal or submersible sump pump installation, we provide unmatched expertise for your San Diego home to provide the best installation services to fit your home and budget. Our commitment to our customers and workmanship guarantee you’ll be satisfied!

James, Carlsbad
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They assessed our basement's specific needs and recommended the perfect sump pump for our situation. The installation was efficient, and they left the workspace clean. Our basement has been dry ever since, and we couldn't be happier with the excellent service provided by Same Day Heating, Cooling, Plumbing.

Jonathan, Poway
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The technicians were knowledgeable and courteous, explaining the options available to us. The installation itself was quick and expertly done. We appreciate the level of professionalism and the peace of mind that comes with knowing our basement is now protected. Highly recommend their services!

Sandra, Escondido
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Same Day Heating, Cooling, Plumbing exceeded our expectations with their sump pump installation service. From the initial consultation to the completion of the job, their team demonstrated a high level of expertise and professionalism. They took the time to answer all our questions and provided valuable insights into maintaining the sump pump for optimal performance.


FAQ About San Diego Sump Pump Installation

What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a device that is installed in a basement or crawl space that is used to prevent flooding in the home by pumping out water that is collected in a basin. It is triggered by a switch within the basin that is activated when the water reaches a certain level. This begins the process of pumping the water away from the foundation of the home.

How deep should a sump pump basin be?

The depth you need for your sump pump basin depends on a variety of different factors including both geographical and topographical home location. The local climate and water table levels in your area play a major factor in the size of your basin. The more rain you get, the bigger a basin you may need. In addition, the property slope and construction/layout of your basement or crawl space can play a factor as well. Contact a professional to get a better idea specific to your home.

How often should a sump pump system be replaced?

While the lifespan of your sump pump can depend on different factors such as make/model, usage, and maintenance, you should typically aim to replace your system every 10 years. Staying on this schedule will ensure that your system is working properly and efficiently, and keep your home free of flooding.

Why Choose Same Day For Sump Pump Installation?

We understand that you want your sump pump installed quickly and efficiently. There are many plumbers in the area. That’s why we guarantee our appointments, or your money back. Same Day has a history of excellence and is committed to serving your home as if you were our own. Building lifelong relationships with our clientele is best for both parties!

Whether it’s a simple installation of a pedestal or submersible sump pump, we’re confident that you’ll be telling your friends and family about your positive experience with Same Day. It’s the #1 plumbing company in the San Diego Area. We started in 2019 as an HVAC outfit, and have grown into a regional powerhouse because we love the work, and take care of our customers — it’s that simple.

Family-owned Same Day offers fast, reliable plumbing services in San Diego County at a price you can afford. Our promise to you is always that if we do not arrive the SAME DAY we schedule your plumbing services, you don’t pay the service fee. Our home service experts are licensed and insured with more than 100 years of staff experience. Call us. And see why we’re different.