Sump pumps are used to remove water from water collecting basins, located below the floor level in Champaign-Urbana, IL. They are typically located in the lowest area of a basement or crawl space.
How Does a Sump Pump Work?
- Water flows into a basin, either through drains or naturally
- As the basin fills, the sensor on the sump pump is triggered, which activates the sump pump
- The pump then begins to remove this excess water
- The sump pump removes water through the discharge pipe
- The discharge pipe then removes the water away from the house
Should I Install a Sump Pump?
- Do you frequently have water in your basement or crawl space?
- Do you live in an area with a lot of snow or rain?
- Do you live in a low-lying area?
- Do you have a finished basement?
- Do you have appliances, a furnace, or a water heater in your basement?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably should install a sump pump.
What are the Benefits of Having a Sump Pump?
- Defends your home against flooding
- Increases property value
- Reduces risk of fire from electrical shorts
- Reduces insect and pest infestations
- May be required for homeowner’s insurance coverage of flood damage
- Safeguards furnace, water heater, or other appliances from corrosion or flood damage
- Helps prevent fungus, mold, and mildew
Practicing Proper Sump Pump Maintenance is Crucial
- Faulty sump pumps are the most frequent cause of basement floods
- A sump pump is an essential tool for keeping your basement or crawl space dry
- Even if you have home owner’s insurance during a flood, some plans will not cover water damage without proof of sump pump maintenance
Contact Lanz Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. Today to Schedule Plumbing Maintenance
- Inspect and test sump pump
- Inspect water and drain lines
- Inspect gas piping
- Inspect, flush, and tune water heater
- Inspect sewer main with camera
- Inspect and test fixtures, faucets, and hose bibbs