Sump Pumps: Installation, Maintenance, & Repairs
Sump pumps are designed to remove water from basements and crawlspaces. The pump itself is submersible and sits at the bottom of a sump pit (generally the lowest point of your basement or crawl space). When groundwater surrounding your home’s foundation begins to rise to certain levels, your perimeter drain system will redirect the water towards this sump pit. Then, your sump pump, triggered by what’s called a float switch, will begin pumping the water to the nearest storm drain, dry well, or retention pond. The water inside the sump pump must reach a certain predetermined level before it begins pumping it back out.
When not working properly or when simply broken, a sump pump can flood your foundation, basement, or garage. It is crucial that your sump pump is in working order to prevent water damage! Our professional plumbers at Service Now Home Services can install or repair a sump pump for you. We serve Kane County, DeKalb County, DuPage County, and Ogle County of Northern Illinois. This includes the towns of DeKalb, Sycamore, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Aurora, Winfield, Wheaton, West Chicago, and more.
Sump Pump Installation Services
Most newer homes are already equipped with a sump pump, but older homes may need one to be retrofitted in order to prevent flooding. Our team at Service Now Home Services can install the right model sump pump for your home and ensure it works properly. Depending on the system, a sump pump can be hard-wired into your home electrical system, or it can simply be plugged into an outlet. Most modern sump pumps have a backup battery installed to that it will continue working even when the power is out (in the event of a severe storm, when you definitely need your sump pump to work!)
We can install a wide variety of sump pumps for your home. Whether you’ve experienced extensive power outages, or your primary sump pump fails, our team can recommend the right sump pump for you to protect your basement or crawl spaces from water damage. You may want to consider a water-powered backup system that uses your home’s water supply pressure to remove water from the sump pit.
Sump Pump Replacement or Repair Services
If you already know that your sump pump is broken or possibly may need to be replaced, you’ve come to the right place. There is no general rule for when a sump pump may need to be replaced, but they do get old over time. If you know your sump pump is no longer working, contact us right away so we can troubleshoot the problem and either repair or replace it for you. We will be able to assess the situation and help with any basement leak repairs that may need to be taken care of. Remember, we offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services! So if you need a sump pump repair or replacement job ASAP, we can absolutely help you!
Sump Pump Maintenance
As a homeowner or property manager, you’ll want to test your sump pump before heavy storms and at regular intervals throughout the year to make sure it works when the next big downpour happens. You can test your sump pump by pouring a large bucket of water into the sump pit, turning the sump pump on, and observing the pump removing the water from the pit and then shut itself off in a matter of moments. You should also make sure the float and the check valve move freely.
Cleaning your sump pump regularly is also essential. You should remove all dirt, sand, gravel, or other debris that gets caught in it to improve its efficiency and lengthen the life of the equipment. The discharge line should always be free of possible obstructions. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself, please give us a call. We’re happy to help!