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Sump Pumps 101

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by Danielle Wesbur

If having a wet basement isn’t hard enough, how about picking out the perfect sump pump? Besides reading review after review, how do you truly know what makes a good sump pump, good? There’s multiple different types of sumps, horsepower options, brands, etc. The two main types are pedestal pumps and submersible pumps.


Pedestal Pump

What is this?

A pedestal pump is placed with the motor of the device out of water.

These pumps often score low in reliability and are noisy. However, they are cheaper in price compared to others.Good or Bad?

Submersible PumpSubmersible

What is this?

Different to a pedestal pump, a submersible pump is fully submerged in water in the sump pump basket.

Good or Bad?

Often scoring high in reliability and lifespan, submersible pumps have many more pros than cons. For example, noise levels are limited due to having a lid on the sump basket, however, they are known to cost slightly more than pedestals.


What we offer?

With extensive research, Innovative offers multiple options for submersible pumps. All of our sump pump systems contain a Cast-Iron Zoeller® for the primary pump. Along with this powerful pump, we also have battery backup pump options.

Good or Bad?

Our sumps are backed by a lifetime warranty and will keep your basement dry.


Call us for a free sump pump estimate.

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Rush City, MN 55069

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Kasota, MN 56050
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