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The Importance of Sump Pumps: Protecting Your Home from Water Damage


A sump pump is an essential tool for protecting your home from potential water damage.

Living in an area prone to heavy rainfall or having a basement that easily floods can put your home at risk. That is where a pump becomes useful. It's a valuable addition to keep your home safe from water damage.

In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of installing a sump pump and answer commonly asked questions. By the end of this blog post, you'll have the information needed to decide if one is right for your property.

Do I Need a Sump Pump?

A sump pump prevents basement or crawl space flooding by automatically pumping out excess water from a sump pit.

The sump pit, usually located in the lowest area of your home, collects groundwater and redirects it away. It effectively prevents damage and mold growth.

Do I Need a Sump Pump in My Basement?

Consider how you use your basement. Installing a sump pump can provide peace of mind when basements are used for storage. This ensures that your belongings are safe from possible water damage.

A sump pump can protect your property from moisture damage. Signs of moisture, like musty odors, indicate that your basement is often damp. Installing a pump can help control the moisture levels.

If you live in an area with heavy rainfall, it would be a beneficial tool for your home. By having a functioning pump, you don't need to worry about water damage.

A pump is helpful if you have a basement that is prone to flooding. It is also helpful if your home has had water issues in the past. The pump will keep the space dry to protect your household belongings.

The question arises, do all basements need a sump pump? The answer depends on the specific usage of your basement and surroundings.

Consider having a consultation with one of our Plumbers at Admiral. They will help you determine whether a sump pump is recommended for your basement. They will provide expert advice on your specific situation.

Our technicians at Admiral also perform basement sump pump repairs for existing units. During an inspection, professionals will thoroughly examine components such as float switches, discharge lines, and other relevant parts. Our technicians can clean your sump pump.

Do I Have a Sump Pump?

To determine if your home has a sump pump, check your basement for a small pit containing a pump. The pit collects water and is the ideal spot for the pump.

You can also check records, ask previous owners, or talk to a professional plumber at Admiral for help. We will help find existing systems or do a consultation on a new system.

Exterior Pumps

Outdoor sump pumps are also called exterior drainage systems. They are created to handle water problems and buildup and stop flooding on the outside of a property. They are placed in areas where water collects, like near the foundation or low-lying parts of the yard.

External sump pumps collect water from the surroundings and redirect it away from the property using drain pipes and drainage channels. The discharge pipes will send water to a safer spot. The purpose is to keep water away from the foundation and prevent potential damage.

Exterior sump pump installations can be done by our Plumbers at Admiral! Call now for a free estimate on an external sump pump installation or for more information on exterior sump pump systems!

Can Sump Pumps be Submerged?

Pumps can be classified into two types: pedestal pumps and submersible pumps.


Submersible pumps are designed to be fully submerged in the water. They are sealed units that can operate underwater. They are more efficient, quieter, and save space in your home.


Pedestal pumps have a motor that is positioned above the water level while the pump sits in the sump pit. The motor is not designed to be submerged underwater. Pedestal pumps are less expensive, but are noisier during operation.

When choosing what pump is best for your household, it is wise to consider your specific needs, space, and noise tolerance.

Do Plumbers Install Sump Pumps?

Admiral's Plumbers have the necessary knowledge and expertise to handle plumbing systems, including installing sump pumps.

Do You Need A Plumber to Install a Sump Pump?

It is possible to install a sump pump on your own if you have the necessary knowledge and experience. Without professional expertise, issues may occur like costly expenses, a failed system, or basement flooding.

By hiring a professional, you can rest assured knowing that it was installed correctly. Admiral has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Plumbers can assess your specific needs, recommend the appropriate system, and ensure proper installation to protect your home from water damage.

Why You Should Use Admiral's Plumbing

Consult with a professional plumber at Admiral to determine the best sump pump system for your needs and avoid costly mistakes. You can trust Admiral's Plumbers for expert installation and maintenance!

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