Waukegan Sump Pump Repairs

Sump Pump Repairs and Installation Service in Waukegan IL

A common fear of many homeowner’s is the fear of having their basement flooding. Basement flooding can be caused by a burst pipe or excess water making its way inside after a heavy rain.  Living near the lake, Flooding is a common threat to many residents in Waukegan and the surrounding suburbs in the Illinois area. The consequences can be devastating to a home and family treasures, as well as expensive to repair. Those looking to protect their homes from these types of floods may install a sump pump to help prevent their basement from flooding.

Wendrick's Plumbing is the leading plumber serving Beach Park, Gurnee, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest and the Waukegan areas. If you are looking for a reliable plumber, be sure to call Wendrick's Plumbing. We are proud to provide 24 hour plumbing service to the Waukegan area and are equipped to handle any flooding situation

What Is A Sump Pump And What Does It Do?

A sump pump is a mechanical device that is installed in a basement or crawlspace of your home to pump water from the house.

A sump pump is a device that is installed in the basement or crawlspace of your home to pump water out of the house. A sump pump can be either as an external device (often mounted on a wall outside your home), or an internal device that sits in a pit under the floor inside your home.

There are two types of pumps: deep-well and shallow-well pumps. Deep-well pumps are used when there is more than 12 feet from the top of the well and where the water pumps from. In cases where there is not enough room to go deep enough, it is common to use hallow-well pumps to make sure they work properly.

In areas where there is high levels of precipitation (things like heavy rainfalls or the melting of a blizzard) flooding can be a common item. In an instance of severe melting snow, a rush of water can find it's way into your basement wreaking havoc on your homes drain system. Your sump pump can help alleviate this situation by redirecting the water away from the building keeping it away from the inside. In some cases, the pumps can get overworked or wear out the back up battery when the power goes out.

Battery Backup Systems

Since sump pumps run on electricity, the use of a sump pump battery backup system often acts in addition to prevent flooding in your home. A back up system can be a real life saver in the event of a loss of power in a situation where the sump pump is not operational.

If your home loses power, your sump pump can not operate without a back up battery.  The backup will take over by supplying additional power to the unit to keep the unwanted water out of the building. Not having a back up in place or having the back up fail when the power goes out is where most people run into trouble. It is always a good idea to have your sump pump inspected or maintained by a reputable plumber.

Backup Pumps

Having a back up pump can come in handy in the event one pump fails, the second (or back up) will kick in. In situations where water enters the building to quickly and one pump can not keep up, having a backup will serve as a relief pump and kick in to help drain the excess water.

If your sump pump is more than five years old, it may be time to have it inspected. Wendrick's Plumbing is your go to for quality sump pump replacements. Unfortunately, most floods occur when you least expect them. Be sure to call 847-662-3597 for immediate plumbing service.

We Carry Many of the Top Performing Sump Pumps and Are Ready To Install Yours Now

  • Ion Storm Pro Pumps
  • Flotec Sump Pumps
  • Liberty Sump Pump
  • Hydromatic Sump Pump
  • Ridgid Sump Pump
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  • Tramco sump pump
  • Wayne Sump Pump
  • Flotec sump pump
  • Zoeller Sump Pump

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