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Common Sump Pump Problems and Solutions

There’s nothing like spring in the midwest to get everyone excited for warmer temperatures and summer fun. However, spring is also the season when many homes and basements flood, and a faulty sump pump can often be the culprit. It’s important to check your sump pump and ensure that your equipment is maintained before you run into problems. We’re open for business even during COVID-19, and we can serve you safely.

What You May Be Facing

Spring often brings melting snow and extra rain, and our wildly changing spring weather in Chicagoland can be unpredictable even through the summertime. Other potential complications with your sump pump can happen if your home was built on a flat or low-lying spot with soil that constantly absorbs water, or your existing pump is over 7 years old. 

You’re also at greater risk for sump pump problems if you have excess water underneath your home – often caused by a sloping foundation, poor run-off, or a backflow of water coming from your gutters. Often, if the winter has included lots of snow, your sump pump may have been working overtime. This extra waterflow causes more work and an old or damaged sump pump will simply not be able to keep up.

What You Should Look For

There are a few warning signs that can let you know that you need to replace or repair your sump pump sooner than later. For example, pay attention if your existing pump constantly gets stuck or does not shut off automatically. If you hear strange vibrating noises emitting from your pump, it’s time to get it checked immediately. 

Even if you haven’t had any warning signs, it’s a great idea to have us out to check your system and do a quick assessment of any issues. There’s nothing worse than having your carpet and furniture ruined by a flood or leakage issue that could have been prevented!

We are here to serve your home or commercial property, even during the coronavirus pandemic. Call us to set up an appointment to check or maintain your current system, or let us help you through the process of replacing it.


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