What I Learned While Remodeling My HomeWhat I Learned While Remodeling My Home

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What I Learned While Remodeling My Home

Me and my wife bought a fixer-upper a few years ago with every intention on converting it into our dream home. The problem was, we were not nearly as skilled in home construction and remodeling as we thought we were. After a few failed projects, we needed to really take a step back and reevaluate our plan. We knew there was no money in the budget to hire a contractor to do everything, so there were some skills we were going to have to learn on our own. After several months of actively seeking out the information we needed to get the job done, we were finally able to successfully remodel the kitchen in our new house. While the house is still a work in progress, we are successfully accomplishing new tasks every day. In this blog, I hope to bring together all of the information we learned along the way.

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3 Useful Tips When Replacing Your Property's Sump Pump

Sump pumps are important devices for homes with basements, as they help remove water that collects in the sump basin. If you need a sump pump replacement, these tips can help you.

Make Sure Size Is Optimal

One of the most important attributes to focus on when making this sump pump replacement is pump size. Getting this attribute wrong can result in a bevy of installation and performance issues down the road. Probably the easiest way to know what size to get for the replacement is inspecting the size of the current sump pump in the basement. 

If you still have the manual, then the dimensions should be listed. If you don't have it, you can always search online as long as you know the make and model of your sump pump. Once you have these dimensions, selecting the right size will be easy. 

Select a Type

Today, there are several different types of sump pumps. Each one has different characteristics and benefits. Some of the more common include submersible, pedestal, and effluent pumps. Submersible pumps are coveted because they can function even when entirely submerged in water. They are also efficient at pumping water.

Pedestal pumps are positioned above the water level and typically are more cost-effective. Then you have effluent pumps, which are designed to remove gray water. For example, they can alleviate things like dishwater and water from the toilet. Look at these options over carefully so that you make the right selection.

Assess Manufacturing Options

Many companies manufacture sump pumps for residential properties today. Given the many options, it's a good idea to assess them carefully so that you end up with a high-quality sump pump that works exactly as you had hoped. 

When trying to find the right manufacturer, look at client testimonials. They'll paint an accurate picture regarding a manufacturer's pump quality, maintenance, and costs. It's also worth looking for a manufacturer that provides warranties on all of their sump pumps. So if something happens, you can have the issue fixed free of charge as long as the warranty is still active.

Homes with basements need to have sump pumps that are in working order. If your current unit has stopped working completely, take time looking over the various replacement options. Doing research will help you gain insights necessary to make the proper selection the first time, even if you're not overly familiar with these pumps.