Sump Pump Glen Ellyn IL
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Installing a Sump Pump Glen Ellyn IL can be viewed as simply protecting the investment you have made in your home. Ideally, you will not need to use the pump. However, in event of an emergency you’ll be very glad to have it. The frequently asked questions and answers we present here will provide some useful information on sump pumps. At Armbrust Plumbing & Heating Solutions, we can install a new pump in your home or repair your existing pump.
What does a sump pump do?
A sump pump is essentially a small-sized pump that removes water from your home’s basement. Typically, we install it in your basement at its lowest point. Usually, the pump goes in a sump pit where it draws out water through a screen trap. Then the pump directs water out and away from your home’s foundation through a pipe.
Sump pumps are generally available in two basic varieties. One is the pedestal pump, with a motor that sits above the pit. The other type is a submersible sump pump, which sits fully submerged in the pit. Although sump pumps can run on electrical power through your home’s power supply, we recommend a battery backup.
The advantages of a sump pump include:
- -Safeguards your residence against basement flooding.
- -Your insurance coverage might require a sump pump in case of basement flooding.
- -Protects paint and wall décor from peeling or damage.
- -Safeguards major appliances like your washing machine and dryer from water damage.
- -Prevents mildew, fungus and mold growth, which frequently forms after flooding.
- -Protects your home’s foundation.
- -Results in a dryer, warmer basement all year long.
- -Provides peace of mind regardless of weather conditions.
How do I know if I need a Sump Pump Glen Ellyn IL?
A new sump pump is particularly important if there’s been water problems at your home before. Have there been water issues in your basement in years past? Unless you’ve done significant modifications like replacing the foundation, your best move is to install a Sump Pump Glen Ellyn IL.
Furthermore, your home’s location plays an important role too. Water is likely to rise up to your basement’s floor level if you’re located on a flat parcel. Also, consider a sump pump if your basement is finished. A sump pump provides a cost-effective form of “insurance” against water damages.
If you already own a sump pump, how old is it? If there’s already a submersible pump in position, you can expect it to last for approximately ten years. In contrast, pedestal pumps offer a service lifespan of about 20 years or longer.
Should I install a new sump pump as a DIY project?
It’s possible to install a new unit on your own providing you possess some basic plumbing knowledge. However, to avoid complications simply call Armbrust for a speedy, professional install.
How can I maintain my new sump pump?
Caring for a sump pump to assure reliable performance is pretty simple. Clean off the screen trap about every three months or so. Additionally, test the system a few times during the year. Just pour some water into the pump to confirm that it starts. Oil the pump’s parts as the owner’s manual recommends.
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When’s the right time to install a new sump pump?
The answer to depends upon the weather conditions in your area. Here in Illinois, fall presents a good time for installation. That way, you’re all set before the start of snow season.
I’m looking to buy a home. Does a sump pump in the basement signal potential water troubles?
You might have concerns about purchasing a home with a sump pump already in position. However, industry experts tend to agree that this is a sign of a well-maintained home. In fact, some communities require sump pumps for new residential construction. If you’re going to buy an existing home, look at your home inspector’s report for additional information.
Armbrust Plumbing & Heating provides expert sump pump installation. Call us to schedule an appointment to learn more about this and our other services. We can assess your home’s basement and recommend which kind of sump pump is optimal for your situation.