Installing a new sump pump system or replacing an old sump pump is the job for professional basement waterproofing contractor or plumber. I don’t recommend anyone to do it yourself unless you have prior experience on how to install or replace a sump pump system.
Sump Pump System Installation
Installation or replacement or a sump pump is a real work and involves jobs such as trenching, breaking through the basement floor, and laying pipe. You may need to hire a professional. Charges may be around $2,000 or even more.
Replacing a sump pump is comparatively easily but you need to have some hands on experience. Here is how to replace a sump pump:
- Disconnect the power supply to the pump before handling a sump pump. Never handle any live electrical components when you are wet or standing in water.
- Pull the electrical plug and disconnect the pump from the piping.
If you have a submersible pump, I recommend cleaning it annually.
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