Once we moved into our new house, my wife and I started prospecting the market for a new sump pump. We heard that the area we lived in was prone to all sorts of water-related disasters, especially during spring. I had no intention of wasting a lot of money on repairing my basement, particularly because we had recently renovated it and it was in top shape. Part of the reason I had to get a sump pump was an economic one as basically, it would allow me to save some money that I would have to pay for repairs and such. Another reason was that I could enjoy a nighttime sleep without worrying about the state of my cellar. I needed a model that was capable of doing its job with as little effort as possible on my part.
The first thing I did was go online and do a bit of research ( went over numerous sump pump reviews) as to which brands are the best when it comes to manufacturing a top-notch sump pump. Soon enough, I reached the conclusion that I had to buy a model from Zoeller, Wayne, Flotec, or Superior Pump. After that, I tried realizing whether I was in need of a pedestal or a submersible unit. Once I established the dimension of my sump pit, I had nothing other to do but go through as many reviews as my time allowed me to. Eventually, I decided to go for the Zoeller M53 but this is just my personal preference and you don’t have to choose the same model. Also, I’d like to point out that sump pumps should be chosen depending on your basement space and dimensions of the sump pit.
Why did I pick Zoeller? I like all-American products, although I might seem a bit of a nationalist. However, I’ve noticed that the quality of U.S. products is superior compared to the one of cheaper Asian counterparts. I’m not saying it’s bad to purchase something constructed in China, but often times, I find myself doubtful about whether these products are worth the money or not. Zoeller is an American brand headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Based on what I gathered about the company, it was first started in 1939 and so it has enough experience about building sump pumps. All of their units are manufactured, assembled and tested in the United States, which is what I was looking for. Besides, this brand is well-known for offering amazing customer support and this is what I wanted seeing how I didn’t know the least thing about installing a sump pump.
The customer service provided by Zoeller turned out to be amazing. I had no issue setting up the Zoeller M53 partly because the instruction manual was pretty straightforward, and partly because I was able to stay on the phone with a representative. A lady guided me through all the tricky parts of the installation process, which is why I managed to set the pump up in less than eight hours. Seeing how I’m a novice in this area, I believe this time span is more than reasonable.
All in all, I’m satisfied with everything about the pump and the way this brand treated me. That’s why I intend to purchase other units manufactured by the company in the future, as well.