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Preventing Springtime Flooding and Plumbing Issues

It’s been an unusual winter season so far here in Chicagoland. We had a very snowy and frigid Halloween followed by a 60 degree Christmas. Most long-term residents know this weather is par for the course in the Midwest, but springtime is always sure to bring plenty of precipitation. 

Too much melting snow and extra rain can mean flooding throughout the suburbs. Here’s how to prevent damage at your home or business.

Check Your Sump Pump

It’s never too early to check on your sump pump for the season. While most sump pumps get a bit of a break in the winter, these crucial components of any homework hard all year long. If spring arrives and meets an old, damaged, or inefficient sump pump, your home or business is sure to flood quickly.

Check on your sump pump to assure it isn’t making any strange noises, isn’t older than seven years, and has no moisture damage. If you aren’t sure how your sump pump is faring, call the team at Elk Grove Sewer and Plumbing. We can do a quick assessment and provide you with the next steps to keep your home safe.

Clear Debris

Extra precipitation that arrives in March, April, and May can end up clearing out debris from your yard, gutters, or street and pushing the debris right into your sewer system. If you are noticing sluggish drains or slow-flushing toilets, don’t wait until spring to remedy the issue. Sometimes, you can DIY the project, taking time to unclog pipes in your home. However, if your efforts don’t solve the problem, it is time to call in the professionals.

The experts at Elk Grove Sewer and Plumbing have decades of experience working with sewer problems small and large. We have the experience to make the process as painless as possible.

Know Who to Call

Plumbing and flooding issues are most common in the spring season. Unfortunately, you can experience flooding in your home or business with little to no notice ahead of time. Be sure you already know who to call in case of plumbing issues in the Chicago suburbs – Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing. We are here for all your residential and commercial plumbing needs.


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