Reasons to Add a Sump Pump to the Holiday Shopping List

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Murphysboro, IL plumbers offer advice about strategically planning holiday shopping requests.

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Sump Pump Installation Is the Best Gift for a Homeowner

The holidays are almost here, and giving and receiving gifts is one of the best things about the season. The trading of gifts is great because it allows everyone to think about others and find things to gift them that they want or need. However, finding the perfect gift for someone hard to shop for can be difficult. 

One of the best things to do to find gifts for those who have everything is to think about what they already have. Homeowners can be difficult to shop for at first, but once someone considers the work that goes into owning a home, the ideas come quickly. Start by thinking of something they haven’t thought of yet. A great place to start may be their sump pump.   

Sump pumps are essential equipment for a home with drainage problems or basements. Without them, massive damage can occur. Since they are so reliable, homeowners can forget about them for years. But, this year, make a sump pump the priority on holiday shopping lists and see how surprised everyone is when they receive such a thoughtful gift. 

Reasons to Install a Sump Pump 

Sump pumps are submersible pumps essential for removing water or waste from around the home. They are often found in low-lying basins around the landscape to pump away rainwater or in moisture collectors in basements. Some sump pumps are even equipped to deal with sewage to pump it upwards to sewer lines. 

Rainwater and waste would back up inside a home without sump pumps and drainage systems. This could lead to several problems, including:

  • Structural damage 
  • Mold infestation
  • Insect problems
  • Shifting soils
  • Floods

By requesting or gifting a sump pump for Christmas, homeowners could save massive headaches and money by protecting their property. 

Options for Sump Pump Installation 

sump pumpsAs with anything, there are a few options that people can choose from regarding sump pumps. The first choice to be made is the style. Find out what type of sump pump an owner already has to make replacement easy. They may already have one of two types: pedestal sump pumps or submersible sump pumps. Pedestal sump pumps are louder and slightly less reliable but much easier to swap out and maintain. Submersible sump pumps are quiet and very reliable but more expensive upfront. They can be particularly messy since they sit underneath water or sewage and get dirty. 

The second option is size. Sump pumps are sized based on the amount of water they can move as well as the size of the outlets. Ensure the amount of water they can pump is similar, and the pipe joints are identical. 

Backup Sump Pumps 

backup sump pumpSump pumps are vital equipment for a home, so they must always work. A home with a sump pump needs backup in case of power outages or pump failures. That’s where battery backup sump pumps come in. With these types of sump pumps, homeowners never fear losing protection. They are hardwired into a home for normal use but have a battery backup in emergencies. 

Upgrade the sump pump in a home for peaceful holidays and peace of mind! 

About A & W Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

For professional advice about sump pumps, the experts at A & W Plumbing and Heating, Inc. can help. They install and maintain sump pumps for homes and businesses. Call today for a sump pump service in Murphysboro, IL. 

Contact Information:

A & W Plumbing and Heating Inc.

11 Alliance Ave
Murphysboro, IL 62966
United States

Alicia Todd
(618) 687-5862

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