​Things To Consider When Replacing Your Sump Pump

Friday, May 13, 2016


A flooded basement is not something any homeowner wants to wake up to. If your sump pump fails during a major storm, it might be time for a replacement. Below are some things to keep in mind when purchasing a new sump pump. 




Before you start shopping for a new sump pump, establish a realistic budget. That way, you will know how much money you have to work with. It will prevent you from spending too much money on a replacement. 


Install a Battery-Backup Sump Pump

Excess water from storms will raise the groundwater table and flood basements or crawlspaces. If the power goes out, your sump pump cannot get that water out of your basement.  It only takes a couple of inches of standing water to destroy your basement and the things in it.  


Power Ratings

An average sump pump will have 1/3-horsepower. However, if you live in an area that gets flooded often, you will need a higher power rating. In this case, get a 1/2-horsepower sump pump. 


Have you experienced flooding in your basement? If so, it might be time to have a new sump pump installed. You can turn to the professional plumbers at A.B. May for all of your sump pump needs. Call 913-370-4898 or visit us here to request service.