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Highland Park Sump Pump Services

Avoid Flooding & Water Damage

A sump pump is a must for homeowners who have a basement and live in a region that gets a lot of precipitation, such as North Shore and Lake County. These handy pieces of equipment are capable of preventing flooding and can save you the hassle of water damage on your property.

Contact us at (847) 443-9115 to request a Highland Park sump pump repair or installation service today.

What Is A Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a piece of equipment that is used to extract water from a basement or crawl space to prevent flooding. During storm season, a sump pump can be essential in removing rainwater from your basement and sending it back outside. A flooded basement or crawl space is something to avoid because it can lead to water damage, foul odor, mold buildup, and can even be the perfect host for insects and rodents. If you're worried about storm season and whether you're equipped to deal with floods, give our plumbers in Highland Park, IL a call so we can talk about your situation.

How Do Sump Pumps Work?

Sump pumps are pretty simple in principle. There are two primary parts to a sump pump: the sump basin, and the sump pump itself. The sump basin is essentially a collection point where groundwater can collect into a simple basin. This basin is at the lowest point of your basement, where all water will naturally flow toward and collect. Whenever it rains or when groundwater just naturally starts to accumulate around your basement, it will collect in your sump basin.

However, when the water accumulates, it needs to be removed. This is where your sump pump comes in. Your sump pump pumps the collected water back up from your basement out to your main drain line. Because your main drain line is located above your sump basin, it needs a little help from a powered pump in order to get to the height where gravity can take it away as it normally would.

A sump pump doesn’t just run constantly—they remain in a standby position until the sump basin fills to a particular level. This level is determined by a float, or a floating device that is hooked to a power switch. When the float reaches a particular level in your sump basin, the pump switches on and starts pumping the water out of the basin. Once the water level recedes back down to an acceptable level, the pump shuts off and goes back into standby. It’s that simple.

Reliable Sump Pump Repair

Your sump pump is generally quite durable and it is only used when there is a significant amount of rainfall or precipitation. Sump pumps generally don’t have to be repaired frequently, but the occasional problem is to be expected.

How We Diagnose Your Sump Pump Problem:

  • Check the float
  • Clean the pit
  • Test the check valve
  • Check the electricity

Once we have located the source of the malfunction, we can repair it right away. We arrive for repair service appointments prepared with all the tools and parts we may need.

Consider A Battery Backup Sump Pump

A battery backup sump pump is used to supplement your primary sump pump. If your primary pump fails because of a power outage or a mechanical failure, a backup pump can step in and take over. We highly recommend that all homeowners with a sump pump also invest in a backup pump battery system. These helpful units provide several hours of additional flooding and water damage protection.

Expert Sump Pump Installation Services

The average sump pump will last between seven and 10 years depending on their size, maintenance, and frequency of usage. If your unit is reaching the end of its lifespan or is beyond repair, we can help you choose a new pump that will meet your family’s needs. With your home and your budget in mind, we’ll recommend the best options and get one installed for you quickly and efficiently. Call Little Tommy's Plumbing Shop today and our Highland Park plumbing experts will be on the way!

Why Choose Our Team For Your Sump Pump Service?

Our family has been in the plumbing business since 1960, so we're confident in our ability to provide our clients with the plumbing services they're looking for. If you are looking for sump pump repair or installation in Highland Park, look no further than Little Tommy’s Plumbing.

Reach out to us at (847) 443-9115 today to schedule a Highland Park sump pump installation and repair service 

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