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How Long Does It Take to Install a Sump Pump?

NexGen How Long Does it Take to Install a Sump Pump

Sump pump replacement can take 2 to 4 hours; however, a first-time sump pump installation can take as long as 8 hours. A plumbing professional can install a sump pump faster than most DIYers. Taking on the project yourself can result in various problems, but we’ll look at the general process of installing a sump pump in your home.

How to Replace a Sump Pump

On average, sump pumps last about 10 years. If the system turns on and off too often, makes grinding or rattling noises, or is rusty or corroded, it should be replaced. Sump pump replacement can be a complex job with many roadblocks. A professional plumber is equipped to deal with any unexpected issues during the process. 

So, you’ve set aside time to consider a DIY sump pump install. Before you attempt the installation yourself, let’s look at an overview of what must be done:

What to Know for a First-Time Sump Pump Installation

A sump pump is designed to keep water and moisture out of your basement. You’ll first need to decide on the type of system to install. A submersible sump pump is the most common type, and it is usually installed as your home is being constructed. It sits in a sump pit within a waterproof housing. A pedestal sump pump sits above the floor and has a motor and hose that lead to the pit; it’s often installed after a home is built and moisture issues have been identified.

When installing any sump pump, make sure it is upright to avoid flooding. Also, make sure all pipes and hoses are tight and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for periodically cleaning the unit. Also, check for holes or damage that can prevent water from flowing away.

Should I Consider DIY or Professional Sump Pump Installation?

As you can see, sump pumps can be challenging and time-consuming to install (if you have no experience, you can waste several hours or days). Unexpected issues can lead to damage and costly repairs. An experienced technician can install a new unit or complete a sump pump replacement in a shorter time and enable your investment to last longer. They can also make sure all connections are secure to avoid flooding and other unexpected issues.

Contact NexGen

NexGen is the leading plumbing services company in Southern California. We quickly install and replace sump pumps in homes prone to basement flooding, high humidity, mold, or sewage backups. If you live in an area that floods often, let us determine if a sump pump would help. Our trained professionals also provide equipment repairs and maintenance. For a free sump pump installation or replacement estimate, call (805) 301-6788 today.

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