Sump Pump Installation In Prescott & Prescott Valley, AZ

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Professional Sump Pump Installation in Prescott, Arizona

Sump Pump Installation

Sump Pump Installation Prescott & Prescott Valley

Many people aren’t sure what a sump pump is or why it’s needed. In fact, they may know they need to install a sump pump but aren’t sure where to turn. 

Our team at Stellar Plumbing has the experience and expertise to solve your plumbing problems!

We are available 24/7 in the Prescott and Prescott Valley areas.

What Are Sump Pumps, and Why Do You Need Them?

A sump pump protects the basement floor against water and flood damage. It features a motor unit with a check valve to sense the pressure and water level, pumping water from one area to discharge it in another away from the house.

Overall, a sump pump prevents basement flooding and moisture on the walls. Otherwise, water could cause damage to your home’s infrastructure and your personal possessions.

How Does a Sump Pump Work?

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Generally, sump pumps are subterranean and placed in a sump basin upside down on your basement floor. You need one if your basement walls like to build up water, or it floods often.

You could have a water-powered sump pump that only turns on when there’s water flow present. It pumps the liquid to a discharge pipe and into a water drain below the floor.

The water drains into the sump pit and gets pumped out. There are several options available, and most include a sump pump alarm to let you know if something’s wrong with the check valve.

There’s generally a sump pump filter and a pump plug to keep things running smoothly.

Difference Between a Submersible Sump Pump and Pedestal Sump Pumps

A pedestal sump pump features two parts (the pedestal pump and the motor). They’re less expensive and are often the primary pump of choice.

Typically, pedestal pumps are louder, and the motors aren’t waterproof because they sit over the basin and don’t get submerged. They also take up more space and have a longer lifespan.

Submersible sump pumps have a pump and motor in the same unit and are the classic styling. Generally, a combination sump pump gets submerged in the pump basin to reduce noise and save space. They handle large amounts of water.

Still, submersible pumps have shorter lifespans and are harder to reach for repairs and maintenance.

What to Consider When Hiring a Professional

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When hiring someone to install a sump pump, make sure they are:

  • Licensed, Insured, and Certified – If the sump pump installers come onto your property, they should have insurance and updated licensure. It’s also helpful if they’re certified in waterproofing.
  • Experienced to Handle Your New Sump Pump – There are different types available (primary sump pump, backup pump system, etc.), so you should ensure that they can install sump pumps of any kind. This includes those with a float switch, PVC pipe, or cast-iron pump.
  • Cleaning after the Installation Process – Your basement will likely be messy after getting a sump pump installed. Make sure the professional knows that they should clean up the debris and haul away the old sump pump.


We don’t recommend installing a sump pump yourself because it’s dangerous. It’s often better to deal with standing water and a wet basement by hiring a plumber. We can check the crawl space and ensure that your sump pits are working correctly.

Contact Stellar Plumbing today for a quote on sump pump replacement cost and sump pump installation cost!

Why Choose Stellar Plumbing?

  • We are licensed, insured, and certified plumbers
  • Our team provides a wide range of services
  • Stellar Plumbing has been in the business for over 26 years
  • We are local plumbers who provide 24/7 services in Prescott, Arizona

Do you need a new sump pump or have your old one repaired? Get a sump pump cost quote from our expert plumbers at Stellar Plumbing today!