Many homes’ foundations are in the earth, particularly those homes including a basement. If the foundation has cracks in it, groundwater can rise through them during long or heavy rainfall. Without proper drainage, enough water can seep in to cause flooding.
A sump pump protects your home from the intrusion of water. It is installed in a sump pit at the lowest point of the home, which may be the basement or a crawl space. The sump pump remains on standby most of the time. When water starts to collect in the foundation, it activates to redirect the water away from the home.
Aquaduct Plumbing’s waterproofing experts serve the Fox Valley region with professional installation and repair of high-performing cast-iron sump pump systems. Because different sump pumps are available for different functions and levels of use, we can also help you choose the system that will best serve your home.
Our technicians can inspect an existing sump pump for accurate operation as well.
On average, sump pumps last from 5 to 7 years before needing replacement.
- Periodically check your sump pumps
- Invest in a battery backup
- Keep gutters clean
- Seal any cracks in the basement
- Ensure proper storm drainage
Aquaduct Plumbing specializes in the installation of ejector pumps, which are also important for a house. Where a sump pump defends against water from rain and the ground, an ejector pump lifts sewage and other wastewater up and out of the home and into main sewer lines or the septic field.
An ejector pump is especially necessary when the main sewer lines or the septic field are at a higher level than plumbing fixtures. Draining wastewater relies on gravity to properly flow, so the ejector pump replaces gravity in transporting it out of the plumbing system.
Sometimes during a heavy rainstorm the power may go out. Without electricity, a sump pump cannot do its duty in keeping water away from your home.
Aquaduct Plumbing provides efficient installation of battery backups that ensure the sump pump continues working regardless of problems with your main power supply.
A battery backup will also switch on if there’s too much water for the main sump pump to handle, which can be common in flood-prone areas.
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All products we install are made in the USA. They are also backed by a manufacturer’s warranty and a service warranty for both installation and repair of sump pumps, ejector pumps and backup batteries.
If you would like to further discuss installation or repair of sump pumps, ejector pumps or backup batteries, call (630) 504-9594 to speak with an Aquaduct Plumbing professional.
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