Pedestal sump pumps differ from submersible sump pumps and other utility pumps in that the pump motor sits above the sump water level, rather than being submersed in it. This construction allows for easier service should a part wear out, fail or break, though it’s potentially more conspicuous. You can find pedestal sump pumps in a number of designs: upright, basement, small and vertical, to name a few. Sump pumps are an essential part of the drainage system of many residences and workplaces, so make sure yours is in good working order during periods of heavy rainfall with a potential for flooding. One of the advantages of the pedestal sump pump should there be a flood: since the pump isn’t underwater, you can more easily access it.