Since we moved into our home, one feature that I have detested? A very obnoxious sump pump that thumped loudly in the basement beneath the master bedroom, i.e., under my bed! We had some folks come in and install a better pump and actually close off the sump (before it had a plastic top that didn't like to stay on). Wow. Silence is golden. The company also said it would work better, allowing no standing water. I am looking forward to the next rain to see if we hear it at all. So far, though, nothing. Very, very nice. And it looks a thousand times better too.