Don’t Let the Storm Dampen Your Mood and Basement

The recent storm that brought heavy rain and hail to the Chicago Southwest Suburbs served as a stark reminder of the importance of sump pump maintenance. At DRC Plumbing and Sewer, our team has been working hard to help homeowners prevent flooding with sump pump replacements and battery backups.

But what exactly is a sump pump, and why should you care about it?

The Silent Guardian of Your Basement

A sump pump protects homes with basements or crawl spaces against flooding. Installed at the lowest point of your foundation, this unsung hero sits in a sump pit, waiting for its moment to shine. The sump pump automatically kicks in when heavy rain or high groundwater levels threaten to flood your basement. It pumps the water out of the pit and away from your home, keeping your basement dry and safe.

Recent Sump Pump Installations

Here are a few photos or recent sump pump installation projects:

Why Regular Replacement?

Many homeowners mistakenly believe in the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality when it comes to sump pumps. However, this approach can leave you vulnerable in the face of a storm. Like any mechanical device, sump pumps are prone to wear and tear over time. Even a seemingly functional pump might not operate at full capacity, putting your home at risk during heavy rain.

Here’s why experts recommend replacing your sump pump every seven years, regardless of its current condition:

  • Peace of mind: Knowing your sump pump functions in top condition gives you peace of mind during storms. You can rest assured that your basement has the protection you need from flooding and the tens of thousands of dollars in potential damage it can cause.
  • Prevents costly repairs: A failing sump pump can lead to a flooded basement, requiring repairs to flooring, walls, furniture, and belongings. Replacing your sump pump proactively costs significantly less than dealing with the aftermath of a flood.
  • Protects your foundation: Constant water exposure can weaken your home’s foundation, leading to structural problems down the road. A properly functioning sump pump helps prevent this by keeping your basement dry.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

Has it been more than seven years since your last sump pump replacement? Contact DRC Plumbing and Sewer today for a professional inspection and discuss the best sump pump solution for your home. Our team can also install a battery backup system to ensure your sump pump continues functioning even during a power outage.

Remember, a sump pump serves as your first line of defense against a flooded basement. Don’t wait for disaster to strike – take action today and protect your home with DRC Plumbing and Sewer.