THE COST OF DOING IT YOURSELF VS. HIRING AN EXPERIENCED CONTRACTOR
A lot of customers want to try and install their own sump pumps to save some $. For those of us with lots of DIY experience, it is a project we might want to attempt on our own. But for the majority of homeowners, having a sump pump installed by an experienced contractor may be the better way to go. Here is an excerpt from an article from Kompareit.com about the cost:
You can install a sump pump on your own for about $200. However, most people don’t have the experience or expertise to do the job properly. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s best to hire a professional.
According to HomeAdvisor (formerly ServiceMagic), most homeowners spend around $850 to $1,200 for sump pump installation, with a national average of about $1,000. However, some spend as little as $350 and others spend more than $1,600. Your geographic location has a lot to do with the price.
Submersible pumps are more expensive than pedestal pumps and they don’t last as long. However, they do a better job at keeping basements free of water because they start pumping before water reaches the floor. Pedestal pumps are fairly inexpensive, but they’re noisy and not as effective.
If you have any other questions about what type of pump you should install, give me a call at 800.677.7791 and I can go over all the options available, and also tell you about our PumpSpy Battery Backup System. This system contains a backup pump and controller with a built-in internet connection. You can receive instant alerts and updates on your smartphone, tablet and computer on the status of your primary pump, backup pump and battery. All through the free PumpSpy app. A great system to provide peace of mind during those heavy rainstorms.