After a rainstorm, a sump pump is a must-have to remove excess water from your basement or crawl space. These pumps not only prevent mold growth in underground areas, but they also prevent water damage to your furniture and the structural components of your building.
With TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, selecting, installing, and maintaining your sump pump in Plainfield, IL, is hassle-free. Contact our plumbers to learn more about these appliances and how they can benefit you.
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What Is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a submersible device that removes water from the lowest point of a house, for example, the basement. This type of pump works best in a sump pit below the level of the basement floor.
When it starts raining heavily, the soil underneath your house becomes saturated, and the sump pit is the first space to fill with water. The water activates the sump pump, which pumps the water to a location where it can’t cause damage. By removing the water from the pit, the pump prevents rainwater from rising to the basement floor.
Benefits of Sump Pump Installation
At TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we recommend sump pump installation for all Plainfield homeowners. In addition to protecting your home’s structure against water damage, a sump pump also offers the following benefits:
- Higher indoor air quality – not only in your basement but also the rest of your home.
- The prevention of insect infestations.
- Protecting wall covering against peeling and other forms of water damage.
- The prevention of structural damage to your home’s foundation.
- Protection appliances such as dryers or washers from corrosion.
If water damage in your basement is the result of a leak, contact us for a burst pipe repair service.
Common Sump Pump Issues
The most common sump pump issues that our team encounters include:
- Clogs in the pump intake or unit’s discharge line.
- Pump burnout because of a faulty float switch.
- A power outage as the result of a circuit breaker trip.
With proper sump pump maintenance, it is possible to avoid most issues. However, if you encounter a technical issue, a professional sump pump repair service from our team will be sufficient to restore the unit to a working condition.