How to Hide Your Basement Sump Pump

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Sump Pumps are not the most attractive or decorative appliance in your basement. Depending on where they are placed, they can be a huge eye sore. If you’re looking for ways to hide your sump pump from every day view, here are a couple of things you may consider.

1. Move the Pump

If your sump pump is in a central location or a main traffic path, you may want to consider moving it to a more ideal spot. Doing so involves moving both the sump pump and the sump pit. If you choose to go this route, it is better to enlist a qualified plumber rather than to try to take it on as a do-it-yourself project. Moving a sump pump can be very messy and expensive. Average weekend warriors may find they are above their heads. Simple mistakes could spell disaster.

2. Enclose the Pump

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Enclosing the pump is a popular solution; however, many areas have building codes that restrict enclosures. Codes typically require that enclosures have some type of door or access point so the units are readily accessible for repair and maintenance. Consult local building codes and or a professional plumber before making any alterations to your sump system.