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In Minnesota flooding tends to happen, especially in the springtime. A sump pump is a device you can have installed and properly running before the flood occurs. A sump pump can save your Minnesota home from serious flood damages and prevent the huge risks of mold or mildew that result from flooding. There are two main types of sump pumps, pedestal or submersible. Pedestal pumps are less expensive, but tend to be loud. Submersible pumps are more expensive, but quieter. Sump pumps can be wired to your home electrical system, however if the power goes out, the pump won’t work, so we recommend a sump pump with battery back-up. Costs tend to vary with installation especially depending on the type of floor in your home and the desired location of the pump. The four main factors to consider when installing a sump pump are: type of pump, flooring, location in your home, and battery back-up (or not). If you already have a sump pump and it isn’t working correctly, we can repair. Sometimes your sump pump malfunctions because it is clogged or overwhelmed with water. Whatever your sump pump needs may be, trust that Riteway Plumbing can effectively install or repair a sump pump to ensure a safe foundation of your home!