Sump pumps are the silent heroes who work to keep homes dry. That is, if
it works properly. More common in wet climates, sump pumps are usually
located in the basement of a house. A machine extracts excess water that
accumulates, the sump pump also helps prevent flooding and water damage
in your home. However, when a sump pump needs replacing, it can cost consumers
anywhere from $100-$300 for the unit.
In order to determine how much a sump pump replacement will cost, you need
to consider your home’s needs and what style of unit you want. A
sump pump usually comes in two forms – pedestal and submersible.
The pedestal sump pump is smaller, with the motor on top of the sump.
It is more accessible, can last up to 30 years and generally less costly.
However, if you have more water in your home, you might want to opt for
a submersible sump pump. This unit is quieter, with the motor and pump
mounted inside. It is larger and can withstand collecting debris without
clogging. A submersible usually lasts between 5 to 15 years and is more
Other factors to consider when calculating the costs of replacing a sump
pump include labor and whether you plan to buy a back-up battery. Both
things will add to the costs of the unit. Depending on the Indiana plumber
you choose, sump pump installations can cost anywhere from $50-$200. A
back-up emergency battery can put you out another $150-$350. However,
while expensive initially, a sump pump is an investment. A proper functioning
unit can potentially save you thousands in water damage and flood repairs
in the future.
At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we offer both
sump pumps and repair / installations. Our qualified plumbers can evaluate your sump
pump and give you an estimate on how much it will be to replace.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment.