Before you pull the trigger on any one sump pump in particular, you need to make sure you know what you’re looking for. You should consider the area of your landscaping you need to care for, how much rainfall or water run off your area gets in the average year, and whether or not you’re going to want a sump pump that is more or less disguisable. 

As with any decision, it’s important to do some research on your own, as well as consult with a professional who deals with these types of installations every day. 

Factors to Consider when Selecting a Sump Pump

Before settling on a sump pump, it’s important to do some research behind what different sizes and types of sump pumps can do. Choosing the right sump pump for your landscaping needs depends on several factors, such as:

  • Size of the area to be drained
  • Volume of water expected 
  • How often the pump will need to be activated
  • Whether your sump pump requires electricity to work (most do)

All homes and properties are unique. Whatever your reason for learning more about what a sump pump can do for your peace of mind, you’ll know that no matter what type of sump pump you choose, you’re doing a great part in preserving your landscaping’s beauty and even protecting your home at the same time. 

Types of Sump Pumps Available

When looking at potential sump pump options that are available, you need to remember there are two main kinds of sump pumps to choose from: a submersible pump or a pedestal pump.

As their name suggests, submersible pumps are able to sit in the water basin without being damaged. They are bulkier, but more quiet than a pedestal pump due to being placed in a basin or pit. In general submersible pumps are a bit more expensive, but are a great choice if you want to be able to disguise your pump and keep the noise level down during its use. 

A pedestal pump is a sump pump that sits above the sump pit. They are usually cheaper than submersible pumps since they are easier to access for maintenance purposes, but this also means they are not as easily disguised.

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How to Determine the Right Sump Pump For You

To choose the best sump pump for your needs, you need to make sure you consider which pumps have the appropriate horse power to get the job done. A larger pump is not always better, as it could lead to higher energy cost and could also cause damage to your drainage system if it pushes water through too forcefully. 

On the other hand, a smaller sump pump might not have the capacity to remove all the water that needs to be removed. It’s important to consult with a professional and do research on your own to ensure that you choose a pump that is capable of handling the average volume of water that needs to be pumped away as well as what is going to be best to meet your specific needs. 

Professional Sump Pump Install

Purchasing a sump pump is one thing, but making sure you have the right sump pump to protect your landscaping and your home is another. Whether it’s the capacity, the placement or even just the benefit of having a quiet sump pump vs. a loud sump pump, the team at R & O Landscape Services are well-versed in all things sump pump installation and would be happy to talk through your questions before providing a free quote. Call us today at 817-944-4592 to speak to our team about your sump pump needs today!