About us

Thank you for visiting my SumpPumpJournal.com!

I've been involved in selling & servicing equipment for farm and DIY projects for many years and I created SumpPumpJournal.com to share what I've learned.

I'm passionate about learning how to choose, use and service equipment and pumps - so you can do it yourself.  I started writing SumpPumpJournal.com to share all of my experiences, and my best DIY tips, to help others learn how to compare, install and maintain a sump pump.

A sump pump is an important piece of equipment for your basement or crawlspace, because it's your first and best defense against a damaging flood. Really, it doesn't take very much flood water to do thousands of dollars of damage to your foundation, walls, floors, walls, furniture, appliances or carpeting.

On these pages, I'll talk about the two major sump pump styles for homeowners: pedestal sump pumps vs submersible sump pumps. And I'll compare both styles to help you choose the right one for your home.

Also, I'll talk about the importance of a backup sump pump, in case your electrical power fails and basic sump pump maintenance. And if you've got a loud sump pump, I've written some of my best tips to troubleshoot the problem.

For me, there's nothing more satisfying than tackling a project, like installing a sump pump, and getting it done successfully. And I hope my advice and buying tips help you get the job done too!