Sump Pumps

Sump Pumps - The Basics

The Sump Pump is one of most important appliances in your home and should be given more thought than it normally receives.  

Its basic function is simply to pump the water out of the sump pit and away from the home so the basement or crawlspace remains dry.  The sad part is it doesn’t take much water to cause thousands of dollars of damage and most homeowners don’t know they have a failure until it’s too late.   

The average basement finished cost is somewhere between $10,000 and $35,000 and this small appliance called a “sump pump” can save you lots of headaches if planned properly.

Please give us a call today for all your sump pump needs at (616) 772-0388.

Sump Pumps require electricity and this is the major downfall of most installations today.   Macatawa Plumbing recommends you consider a back-up battery solution if the water table is high where you live.

Yes.  Unfortunately, most homeowners discover they have a problem after the fact and water damage can get expensive fast.   A simple test is to grab a 5 gallon bucket of clean water, and slowly pour the water into your sump pit until the float activates the pump.

Absolutely.    There are many folks out there with fairly new homes and sump pump horror stories.   Each story starts off with “walked downstairs to get xyz…. FLOOD”.   In some cases, homeowners won’t ever know their sump pump works until it doesn’t.  Alarms and back-ups can save you. 

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Sump Pump Installations

Macatawa Plumbing can perform your sump pump installation correctly and set you up for continued success in keeping your basement dry.

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Sump Pump Battery Backup

Sump Pump battery backup solutions make sense for many in West Michigan.   These systems average $1,000-1,300 for a top quality battery backup solution.

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Sump Pump Alarms

Sump Pump Alarms can assist when other measures have failed.  These solutions can alert you even on vacation.  Please call (616) 772-0388 to discuss options.

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Sump Pump Costs

Macatawa Plumbing will provide a free estimate on the cost of a new sump pump and our installation.  Costs will typically range between $400-700 depending upon requirements.   Battery backup and alarm options will be extra.

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Sump Pump Replacement

Sump Pump replacement will need to occur at some point during the life of your system.   Macatawa Plumbing has a team of technicians ready to assist when you need our service.  Please feel free to use our after hours emergency service at (616) 772-0388.

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Sewage Ejector Pumps

Sewage Ejector Pumps are also common in basements and could be the cause of water damage. In many cases, the basement is below grade and you may need a sewage ejector pump for sinks, tubs, or toilets located in the basement.

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