How to Install or Replace a Sump Pump

How to Install or Replace a Sump Pump : Typical set up for a sump pump installation

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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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