Give us a call if you need a sump pump installed or repaired in Waukegan or the Chicagoland area. There's usually two types of sump pumps: a pedestal, or upright style, and a submersible style. As their name implies, the pedestal style sump pump sits above the sump pit. A submersible sump pump actually goes down into the sump pit itself so it's not easily seen.
The submersible sump pumps are sealed or contained in a sealed housing to prevent electrical short circuits when water collects in the pit. Like other major household appliances, sump pumps usually need some type of cleaning and general maintenance on a regular schedule.
In some areas it's best to clean the sump pump yearly, while other areas can go three to five years between cleanings and maintenance. General maintenance on a sump pump usually just involves cleaning it out. The pump will get clogged with gravel, dirt, sand, and other debris carried in by the water from the sump pit. Too much debris will clog the sump pump and can make it stop working completely.
Choosing the right pump is key. You want to make sure your pump can handle the volume of water draining to your pit easily. The volume of water draining to your sump pit can double in a down pour, so it is also important to have a backup pump system, as all sump pumps will fail at some point and we all know it happens when you need it most. Don’t leave your basement in jeopardy.
Schedule a free estimate today and we will help you choose the right system for your home.
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