Chicago Sump Pump Repair, Replacement & Installation

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Sump Pump Services in Chicago, IL

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Why are sump pumps crucial in the Chicago area?

Sump pumps are often found in the basement, along with a water basin. When water enters the basement, either through heavy rainfall or flooding, the sump pump removes the excess water and directs it away from your home. Sump pumps are especially important for homes located on floodplains or low lying areas.

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Since sump pumps usually rely on electricity, some units feature a battery back up. Other units are controlled by the home’s pressurized water supply, eliminating the need for electricity (but possibly costing more in water disposal).

In short, sump pumps play an important part in controlling the level of moisture in the home, as well providing a safer and more reliable home structure.

Should you install a pedestal or submersible unit?

Choosing the right sump pump depends on your specific needs. There are two main types of sump pumps: pedestal and submersible.

Pedestal sump pumps: The motor for the pedestal unit is above the pump itself. This makes it much easier to access the motor. Pedestal pumps last about 25-30 years, significantly longer than submersible pumps. Pedestal pumps are also less expensive to replace. However, they do require proper installation and regular cleaning to stay free of debris.

Submersible sump pumps: These pumps are specifically sealed to protect electrical elements. While submersible pumps only last 5-15 years and are more costly to replace, they don’t require as much cleaning as pedestal units.

Other types of factors to look for when deciding on the right sump pump:

  • Automatic or manual
  • Amount of power required
  • Power chord length
  • Phase and voltage
  • Water level sensing switch type
  • Backup system and alarm

Not sure what kind of sump pump to install? Let us help. We will assess your home’s needs and provide recommendations on the best sump pumps for your particular situation.

Need professional repair services?

If you are looking for sump pump repair experts, give us a call. We have the right solution for you!

Common sump pump problems:

  • Power failure: Power outages without a backup battery or backup system is a common issue. This is why we recommend installing a backup sump pump to kick on when the main one fails due to a power outage.
  • Switch malfunction: Is the switch turning on or off constantly? Is it getting stuck to the wall of the basin? Call us to inspect the problem.
  • Frozen water discharge pipe: If the pipe was installed incorrectly, water may gather in the discharge pipe and cause it to freeze. This will result in water being sent back into the home.

While we are happy to help you repair any sump pump problems, we also recommend proper maintenance so you won’t have to deal with unexpected issues. Sump pumps and basins require maintenance at least once a year to help reduce risk of potential problems.

If your current unit is having problems or doesn’t seem to be working, contact us immediately to keep your basement dry. Timely service is crucial to increasing the life of your sump pump and helping you avoid costly repairs.

No matter what type of sump pump you have, we can help you repair it. We also provide professional installation and replacement services. Contact us now at (773) 840-7800 for a free estimate!