Chicago’s Sump Pump Replacement and Maintenance Experts
The last thing any Chicago homeowner wants to deal with is basement flooding – especially during the harsh winter months.
If your sump pump needs maintenance or replacement, our team of experts at Chicago Sewer and Drain Pros is here to help. We’ll keep your sump pump in top condition to handle anything the weather throws at you.
With decades of experience and competitive pricing, we’re Chicagoland’s leading provider of sump pump services. Our expert team is on call 24/7 for replacement and maintenance, with service available throughout Chicago’s western suburbs.
Why Do You Need to Maintain a Sump Pump?
A working sump pump is essential for preventing basement flooding during heavy rainstorms or snowy winters.
Many homes in the Chicago area have a basin underneath the basement floor to collect excess water. A sump pump monitors the water levels in this basin and pumps excess water out of the house when water levels rise too high. When your sump pump works correctly, it prevents flooding from happening even in extreme weather.
Sump pumps have a lifespan of approximately seven to 10 years. Proactive maintenance and replacement are critical to keeping your home safe and dry during heavy precipitation.
Even if your sump pump is working, replacing it before the 10-year mark is best to avoid unexpected issues. Professional inspection and maintenance should be done at least once yearly to ensure minor problems do not escalate.
Common Sump Pump Issues
Call our team immediately to prevent permanent damage if you notice any of these issues in your home.
Damaged sump pumps often start cycling frequently, turning on and off very quickly in a short period of time. This will eventually wear out the entire system.
There are a few reasons why your sump pump could be cycling frequently. If the float switch is stuck, the pump will incorrectly measure the water level and force the pump to run constantly. Frequent cycling also happens as a result of a worn-out check valve.
A sump pump that generates excess noise can be very irritating, even when working correctly. There are a variety of reasons why your sump pump might be making too much noise. This often happens when debris gets into the pump and damages the impeller, knocking it off balance.
Excess noise can also happen when air gets trapped in the sump pump, causing an airlock. Airlocks aren’t just noisy - they also prevent the pump from working properly and can result in flooding.
Failure to Start or Run
If your sump pump won’t turn on or isn’t running properly, it may be a sign of electrical issues. Check to ensure the pump is properly plugged in and the outlet is working. This can also happen due to a broken float switch on the pump.
If your sump basin frequently overflows, your pump might not have the capacity to handle the volume of water flowing out of your home. Upgrading to a larger pump often solves this problem.
Inadequate pumping can also happen as a result of clogged or frozen discharge pipes. When dirt and debris get into these pipes, it prevents water from flowing outward. It’s also possible for the pipes to freeze during the winter months, resulting in a blockage.
Even if your sump pump doesn’t have visible problems, it’s still crucial to conduct preventative maintenance. Your pump should be professionally inspected and maintained every year. Homeowners can also keep their sump pump working longer by regularly testing and cleaning it.
Professional Sump Pump Services in Chicago, IL
If your sump pump needs to be replaced, don’t attempt to solve the problem on your own – call in the professionals. Our experienced team has the knowledge and tools to fix your sump pump safely.
Our team will recommend the highest quality sump pumps with warranty options to protect your investment.
Our team closely follows building codes and regulations throughout the Chicago area. We’re also fully licensed and insured according to Illinois’s regulations.
Inspection and Initial Assessment
Our sump pump maintenance and replacement process always starts with an inspection. We’ll test your pump to see how it’s currently working, identify any current problems, and determine whether or not you need a new pump.
Selecting the Right Model
If you do need a new sump pump, we’ll start by selecting the best model for your plumbing system.
Removal and Installation
Then, we’ll remove your old pump and install the new one to get your system working properly again.
Yearly Maintenance and Quality Assurance
We encourage our customers to schedule yearly professional maintenance and quality assurance tests for their sump pumps. We also offer emergency services to get your sump pump up and running again after a flood or other plumbing emergency.
Benefits of Regular Sump Pump Maintenance
Heavy precipitation can lead to flooding if your sump pump isn’t working properly. Keeping your sump pump in good condition ensures that water safely flows out of your basement.
Mold and Mildew Prevention
Rising water levels in your basement will likely lead to mold and mildew buildup. A working sump pump helps prevent this from happening.
Increased Property Value
Potential buyers look for homes with working sump pumps, so maintaining yours can help increase your property value.
Peace of Mind
Regular sump pump maintenance will give you peace of mind, knowing that you’ve done everything you can to prevent flooding emergencies.
Why Choose Chicago Sewer and Drain Professionals
Reliable and Efficient Solutions
Our technicians use industry-leading tools, techniques, and quality replacement parts to ensure that your ejector pump operates optimally and reliably.
Competitive Pricing and Transparency
We offer transparent pricing structures and provide detailed estimates for all our projects.
Timely and Responsive
Our team is responsive and committed to addressing your needs efficiently, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum convenience.
We provide top-notch installation services for ejector pumps, delivering exceptional results that last.
Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed
Your satisfaction is highly valued, and we are committed to surpassing your expectations through exceptional service.
Proudly Serving the Neighborhoods of Chicago
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