A sump pump is a plumbing installation designed to protect the lower parts of a home from the dangers of flooding and moisture build-up. A sump pump consists of the electronically-powered pump itself, and a collection point excavated to collect the water, which is known as the sump. The pump either sits down in the sump itself (a submersible pump) and draws in water to pump it out a pipe into the wastewater system, or it sits above the pump (a pedestal pump) and draws up the water through a pipe and then pumps it out.
A sump pump is almost certainly a good idea for your home
Homes in some parts of the country don't have much need for sump pumps. For example, in Southern California, where there is little chance of flooding and few homes have basements, sump pumps are only occasionally used. But in Chicagoland and Fox Valley, sump pumps are incredibly helpful. You in live in an area where heavy rainfall and basements becoming flooded through the sewer system make sump pumps one of the smartest choices for household improvements.
Sump pumps are automatic devices that turn on as soon as they detect a rise in the water level inside the sump. Once you have a sump professionally installed (and it's vital that you only hire professionals to handle this job) you can relax knowing that it will activate whenever it's needed. You can go on vacation without the concern that sudden basement flooding will severely damage your home and belongings.
A sump pump is also a defense against plumbing accidents and the smaller accumulation of water in your home. You're protected not only from flooding, but from a rise in indoor humidity and situations that encourage mold and mildew growth.
For comprehensive services to install, repair, and maintain sump pumps, call Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We serve Palatine, IL and throughout Chicagoland and Fox Valley. Have peace of mind from a job done right!