Sump Pump Installation & Repair in the Chicagoland Area
A Reliable Basement Sump Pump Can Protect Your Home From Water Damage
As a Chicagoland homeowner, you know that basement flooding in our area is all too common. Just an inch of water can cause thousands of dollars in property damage and be a real headache to clean up. A basement sump pump is the best solution for preventing this situation.
When it’s time for sump pump installation or service, trust ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric for the job. We serve homeowners across the Chicagoland area with high-quality plumbing services. We offer our customers convenient scheduling options and a no-surprises-pricing guarantee. Our Chicago plumbers are experienced and background-checked, and we guarantee your satisfaction 100%!
Chicago Sump Pump Services
Sump pumps are small devices that sit in a sump pit dug into your basement floor. This modest but important addition to your home pumps out excess water to prevent your basement from flooding. Of course, this only happens if the sump pump works properly. Choose ABC Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, Cooling and Electric to service your sump pump for the best results. Here’s what we offer:
- Sump pump installation: If you’re tired of your basement flooding every summer, ABC can install a reliable, high-quality sump pump in your Chicagoland home. Many of the models we carry are designed to last up to 40 years. A battery backup sump pump provides additional peace of mind when the power goes out, as it often does during severe storms. Depending on demand, these units can keep pumping for up to two days on battery power.
- Sump pump maintenance: We recommend having your sump pump inspected in early spring to make sure it’s operating correctly. This way, when heavy spring and summer rains hit, you’ll know your home and valuables are protected.
- Sump pump repair: As with all mechanical equipment, sump pumps sometimes break down. If yours starts acting up, rest assured that the skilled plumbers at ABC repair all makes and models quickly and affordably.
What Is the Difference Between Sump Pumps & Ejector Pumps?
Many homeowners are confused about whether or not they need a sump pump installation at all since they already have an ejector pump in place. These two systems are quite similar—both:
- Use a basin in the floor
- Are most often in the basement
- Pump water out of spaces where it shouldn’t stay
These two systems do not serve the same purpose, though. In the simplest terms, you can think of them like this:
- A sump pump is designed to pump out excess water from flooding due to rain or snow or caused by a plumbing leak. Sump pumps do not interact with your sewer system.
- A sewage ejector pump is connected to or interacts with wastewater removal. These pumps are usually installed in homes that have plumbing fixtures running below the level of the main sewer line—the pump provides enough force to work against gravity so that wastewater and solids are safely removed from your home.
Signs You Need Sump Pump Services
Could you benefit from our sump pump services? Watch for these signs that you should call ABC:
- Your basement has flooded before: If you don’t already have a sump pump, and heavy rains have flooded your basement in the past, now’s the time to have ABC install one and prevent future floods from damaging your home.
- You can’t remember the last time you tested your sump pump: You should check your sump pump occasionally to ensure it’s working properly. Then, if you notice a problem, such as a stuck float or switch, you can schedule a repair with ABC, so you’re not left vulnerable when the next big storm hits.
- Your basement smells musty: Without regular inspections and maintenance, mold can start growing in the sump pit. If you notice a musty odor, call ABC to address the mold growth, eliminate the unpleasant smell, and prevent mold from spreading around your basement.
- Your sump pump is running noisily: While a properly operating sump pump isn’t silent, it shouldn’t make loud or strange noises. Schedule sump pump repair with ABC if you notice this problem.
More Frequently Asked Sump Pump Questions
- How long is a sump pump good for? Assuming the unit has been maintained well, you can usually expect around 8-10 years of good working life.
- Does my house need a sump pump? It’s not usually a code requirement—however, as a precautionary measure, a sump pump is well worth the investment and can save you a ton of stress.
- Do I need a sump pump backup? Emergency battery backup installation can provide you with an important additional layer of defense. One of the most common times a pump is in use is during a storm, which can knock out your power, rendering the pump useless without sump pump backup power.
- How long will a battery backup sump pump last? The answer will depend on how hard the pump needs to work (how bad the flooding is), but most backup battery systems are rated to operate for roughly two days. If you have further concerns, consider installing a generator in your home!
- How often should sump pumps be replaced? Generally, you shouldn’t need to replace the pump until its rated lifespan. However, it is important to keep up with maintenance to ensure the system works for as long as possible and to give your service professional a chance to catch any looming issues.
Call ABC for Sump Pump Services in Chicago
If you don’t have a sump pump and are tired of your basement being underwater, we can take care of that as well. ABC carries and installs high quality, reliable sump pumps from industry leaders and some of these sump pump systems are designed to last up to 40 years.
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