Trusted Sump Pump Repair & Installation Plumbing Services

Basements are particularly prone to flooding, so make sure your sump pump is in great shape! Call Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service at (317) 881-9536 and we’ll come take a look. We know sump pumps!


We at Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service know that maintaining your basement is important to you, and that you would prefer not to have sewage or water transforming your favorite hideaway into a moldy mildewy mess. Waiting for a sump pump to be installed long after water damage has already occurred is a daunting thought. Our trained contractors can look at your basement and determine exactly which type of sump pump would work best.

Sump pumps are typically used in basements where regular flooding occurs as a remedy for dampness where the water table extends above a home’s foundation. These pumps come in different styles and sizes but all run the same basic way: A float lifts when the water lifts, and when the water recedes, the float drops and lowers, causing the pump to turn off.

Different Types of Sump Pumps

Submersible Sump Pump

A submersible sump pump is a motorized waterproof pump that is placed in a hole in the basement floor to pump water out before it reaches a level that can cause damage to belongings that are stored there. It’s a pleasantly quiet pump that can typically be found in a high-quality finished basement. They are quieter due to their oil-cooled motors that are protected from dust and moisture.

Pedestal Sump Pump

A pedestal sump pump is also motorized but is not waterproof like the submersible type. Since it’s not waterproof, the pump is mounted on the exterior of the basin. They are noisy pumps that are often used in basements that are unfinished. Pedestal pumps are the least expensive of all the pumps.

Floor Sucker Sump Pump

A floor sucker pump is a convenient portable pump that can easily be moved from place to place. This type of pump can be used in a basement, crawl space, or any other area that does not have a basin. A floor sucker pump can be ran both manually or automatically. The downfall of this pump is that there must be at least 1/8-inch of water present on the basement floor in order for it to be activated.

Plastic vs. Cast Iron Pumps

Sump pumps are available in plastic and cast iron varieties. For the budget-conscious homeowner, a plastic pump is suitable for an unfinished basement that serves for function, rather than looks. For finished, contractor-grade basements, we recommend a longer-lasting cast iron pump.

Energy Efficient Pumps

It’s a known fact that some sump pumps guzzle up more energy than others. If you are an energy-conscious homeowner, our contractors can discuss “green options” with you. The three basic factors that contribute to a pump’s energy efficiency are horsepower rating, hydraulic efficiency level of a pump, and electrical efficiency levels in the motor. Ask us about energy efficient pumps that will help the environment and and save you money in the long run, too.

At Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service, we want to be your trusted plumbing professionals for life! We’re dedicated to getting to know our clients in addition to providing them with the best in personal, professional service. Call us today at (317) 881-9536!

Water pooling in your basement? Call Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service at (317) 881-9536! We’ll make sure your sump pump is operating correctly.