Sump Pump Repair and Installation in Champaign, IL and All Surrounding Areas

Flooded Yard in Illinois

If you have a basement or crawlspace that’s prone to flooding in Champaign-Urbana, Mahomet, Savoy, IL, or the surrounding areas, you need to take action. A new sump pump installation from the experts at Lanz, Inc. can get rid of the unwanted water and protect your home against a number of potentially serious and costly issues.

Water damage is the #1 insurance claim in Illinois….

Sump Pump Writers Don’t Cover Damage if Pump is Not Maintained Properly

When submitting an insurance claim for sump pump failure, claims adjusters look for ways to prove your due diligence so they can prove your case to underwriters. Your pump will be inspected. If it isn’t found to be in good working order or you failed to keep it operational, your claim could be denied based on improper, or lack of, maintenance. You could also face an insurance premium increase.

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2. Water Powered Back Up
• If the power goes out, this pump is powered by municipal water pressure.

Learn more about Water Commander Water Powered Back Up

3. Bypass Discharge Valve
• If the ground is saturated, this feature keeps the water out of the basement.

Bypass Discharge

4. Primary Discharge
• Sump pump pumps water out through this discharge line.

5. Quiet Check Valve
• This safety feature will reduce water hammer & have quieter operation
6. Liberty Sump Pumps
  • Permanently lubricated upper & lower bearings
  • Oil-filled permanently sealed motors with thermal overload protection
  • Stainless Steel bottom screen, rotor shaft & fasteners
  • 3-Year parts warranty
  • Made in USA

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What is Proof of Proper Maintenance?

Having your pump regularly inspected and maintained by professional plumbers like Lanz Plumbing, Heating & Cooling eliminates sump pump operational issues, and gives you the proof for insurance companies that the pump was inspected by a professional.  Maintenance is critical to a sump pump’s function. But even a properly maintained pump can fail at any time due to age or inactivity, so regular inspections are needed.

Sump Pump Repair & Inspection Task List

  • Inspect location and condition of power source
  • Confirm power cord from pump is in good condition and securely inserted into grounded outlet
  • Visually inspect condition of pump, discharge piping, and basin
  • Determine Sump Pump, basin, and immediate area, are free and clear of debris or obstructions
  • Fill basin and activate pump 3-4 cycles
  • Unplug pump, fill basin and confirm proper operation of alarm and backup pump if applicable
  • It’s recommended to replace your sump pump every 5 years
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Our plumbers are available with 24/7 emergency service that can return your sump pump to service:

  • Return sump pump to normal operation
  • Activate pump 2-3 cycles, confirm proper operation
  • Reattach basin cover
  • Demonstrate series of steps taken to corroborate inspection
  • Inform customer of findings or any recommendations
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Need Help Finding the Right Equipment?

Before you invest your hard-earned money in a new sump pump, you’ll want to make sure that the model you choose has the right pump capacity to meet your needs. Even if your basement or crawlspace occasionally experiences light to moderate flooding, you can still end up with water damage to your property or worse. In more severe cases, you could have to deal with organic growth or possible damage to your home’s foundation.

Our plumbers are here to help you figure out the correct pump capacity and we can recommend accessories that will keep you informed, optimize performance, provide backup power, and reduce noise. Once you’ve selected your new equipment, you can count on our plumbing professionals to deliver a skillful installation. We carry and install products from Liberty Pumps®, which feature a 3-year limited warranty provided by the manufacturer.

Dependable Sump Pump Repair and Maintenance Services

If your basement or crawlspace already has a sump pump, our experienced service technicians offer effective repairs and thorough maintenance services to keep your equipment running properly. If your sump pump isn’t draining properly, it’s obviously time to call for professional assistance. However, it’s also a good idea to schedule a service call if you notice foul odors coming from the drain or odd noises coming from the pump. We’re available 24-hours a day for emergencies and we provide flat-rate pricing along with a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our services.

Sump pumps need to be checked regularly to ensure that they’ll be ready for action at any given time. In fact, the nation’s leading manufacturer of ground water removal pumps, Liberty Pumps®, recommends having the floating mechanism checked four times a year. In our experience, the number one cause of sump pump failure is lack of maintenance. At Lanz, Inc., we offer a quarterly sump pump maintenance plan so that you can rest easy knowing your home is well-protected.

Expert Sump Pump Service in Central Illinois

As a family-owned and operated service provider that’s been in business since 2002, we strive to give back to our community by contributing to a number of worthwhile charities. We develop each employee according to a strategic career path to help them reach their full potential. To us, honesty and integrity are more than just words. These principles are the very foundation of our company. When you need sump pump services, call the professionals at Lanz, Inc. for superb results.

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