A pedestal sump pump is a type of sump pump that is mounted on a pedestal, rather than being placed directly in the sump pit. The pedestal allows the pump to be positioned above the pit, which can make it easier to access and maintain.
Pedestal sump pumps are often used in situations where the sump pit is too small to accommodate a standard sump pump, or where there is limited space in the basement or crawlspace. They are also a good choice for homeowners who want to be able to access and maintain the pump without having to crawl into the pit.
Pedestal sump pumps are typically less expensive than submersible sump pumps (which are placed directly in the sump pit), but they may not be as efficient at pumping water out of the pit. They also tend to be louder than submersible pumps, as the motor is not submerged in water.
A key benefit of having a pedestal sump pump is the price (used to be cheaper, but not so true anymore in 2023). Pedestal sump pumps are generally cheaper than submersible sump pumps. Homeowners who prefer a pedestal sump pump over a submersible know that a pedestal sump pump is really easy to maintain and cost-effective. The pedestal is cost-effective because usually, they can pump out the water just as well as other types of basement sump pumps.
A pedestal sump pump is recognized by its unique design. Unlike a submersible sump pump, the pedestal sump pump stays above the water. Just like a submersible pump, it activates the pump when the float reaches a certain point. The float on the pedestal sump pump is very easy to adjust, it is designed that way.
When choosing a pedestal sump pump, make sure you get one with the thermoplastic base. It will save your pump from rust or corrosion. Also, check and see if the screws and fasteners are made of stainless steel. Stainless steel fasteners have great resistance to corrosion.
Pedestal sump pumps are not as popular as submersible pumps among homeowners, but these are just as though as the others. You can not only save money by choosing a pedestal sump pump over submersible sump pumps but also you can have a smaller sump basin.