What is the Average Cost of Replacing a Sump Pump?
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 expensive.
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.