Sump Pumps

Chicago Sump Pumps

Chicago sump pumps are necessary appliances in any modern home or business, especially if that home or business has a basement. Sump pumps prevent flood damage and really do their job well. At least, they do their job well when properly maintained, that is. Unfortunately, sump pumps regularly fall to disrepair faster than any other plumbing fixture.

Fortunately, however, our team of plumbing professionals is made up of some of the best Chicago sump pump repair technicians around. So, if you’re looking for a plumbing company that can help you out with all your Chicago basement sump pump needs, then contact us right away! We’re always standing by to give you a helping hand.


The Different Types of Sump Pumps in Chicago

There are several different types of sump pumps found throughout the Chicago area. The three types we most often encounter are:

  • Basement Sump Pumps
  • Battery Operated Sump Pumps
  • Sewage Ejector Pumps

Each type of sump pump has a different intended purpose. To make things a little easier to understand, let’s break each type down in detail, one a time.

A Chicago basement sump pump removes excess water from the lowest point in your house (typically the basement). They’re usually controlled via a float switch, meaning you can’t turn them on and off on demand. Instead, the switch triggers when water reaches a predetermined threshold. While the float switch prevents the pump from running excessively, it also makes it quite difficult to determine when there is a problem with the pump itself.

Since it’s so hard to predict a sump pump failure, our Chicago sump pump repair professionals recommend you get your sump pump inspected every single year.

A battery-operated sump pump in Chicago is just what it sounds like: a sump pump powered by a battery. These sump pumps typically act as backup emergency pumps in case of a flood combined with a power outage (quite a common occurrence, unfortunately). If you’re worried about your battery-operated sump pump in Chicago, or if you don’t have one, then contact us for service today!

The Chicago sewer ejector pump is designed to pump wastewater (typically sewage) from toilets and drains positioned lower than the home’s main sewer line. In other words, they take basement wastewater and pump it to ground level so that your sewer system can remove it. Sewage ejector pumps aren’t necessary for every home or business, but if you have one and need assistance, then you can always contact our team of Chicago sump pump repair professionals for assistance.

When to Schedule Chicago Sump Pump Repair

Knowing when it’s time to contact us for Chicago sump pump repair can be quite the headache-inducing experience. To make things a little easier, our team of Chicago sump pump repair technicians has put together a list of two simple things you can do to test your sump pump. That list is as follows:


Check the power cords

To check the power cords, find the sump pump and check the cords running to the electrical outlet. There should be two cords. One controls the pump mechanism; the other controls the rest of the system. Unplug them both, then plug the pump cord back in (it’ll be labeled). If you hear the pump activate, then continue with step two. If you didn’t hear it turn on, then you have a problem and should contact us as soon as you can.


Test the pump mechanism

To do so, remove the lid and pour water into it until it activates the float switch. If the switch doesn’t activate, then you have a problem and should contact us immediately.

Chicago Sump Pump Replacement

Typically, we only recommend Chicago sump pump replacement in homes with pumps more than 20 years old. We will also recommend a replacement if you have to call us out for repairs more than once a year. Remember, your sump pump is a damage prevention device, and maintaining its functionality is paramount. If you think you may be due for reliable and affordable Chicago sump pump replacement services, then contact us for help.