Yorkville (IL) is a wonderful place to live and to own a home. If you have a home in Yorkville, it’s certainly an investment you value and want to protect.
Because so many homes’ foundations are in the earth, they can be exposed to water intrusion. Snow melt and heavy rainfall create massive amounts of groundwater around the foundation. If you have ever experienced flooding or seen how much water can pass through even a crack, you understand the potential for damage.
Aquaduct Plumbing provides professional installation of high-performing cast-iron sump pumps that help secure Yorkville homes from water seepage and damage.
How a Sump Pump Protects Your Yorkville (IL) Home
A cast-iron sump pump installed by Aquaduct prevents your Yorkville basement or crawl space from invading water. It achieves this by channeling the water to the lowest point of the home’s crawlspace or basement, where the water gathers within the sump pit in the floor.
Located in the pit, the sump device pumps the water out to a storm drain or catch basin well beyond the home’s foundation. The sump will typically remain quiet and on standby until water starts to collect in the foundation and fill the sump pit. Once the water reaches a certain level, it will activate the sump pump to turn on.
The sump pump directs water away from your house by applying the law of centrifuge, which involves a force created by rotation. The force moves the water to the sides of the drain pipe and leaves a low-pressure area in the center of it. The water is pumped away from the house, and a one-way check valve prevents it from flowing back into the pit.
Having a high-performing sump pump from Aquaduct is a smart and sensible way to safeguard your Yorkville home and belongings from water.
Yorkville (IL): The Risk of Not Having a Sump Pump
Some statistics suggest that nearly 60% of U.S. homeowners contend with flooding each year. According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), just 1″ of water can cause up to $25,000 in damage to a home. The average cost often ranges between $2,000 and $5,000. In addition, many homeowners policies do not account for flood damage, and carriers often require separate coverage for homes in flood areas.
Beyond damage or ruin of property and belongings, excess water can result in mold and mildew growth; insect and rodent infestation; damp, moldy or wet insulation; water stains; and rusting metal or wood rot.
If you ever plan to sell your Yorkville home, most buyers will expect it to include a sump pump. With Aquaduct, you can ensure you have a durable and correctly installed water-defense device.
Yorkville (IL): More Quick Sump Pump 101
An informed homeowner is a conscientious one as well. In addition to installing and repairing sump pumps for Yorkville residents, we support them as resources for understanding their system so they can achieve the most from it.
For example, you can help your sump pump operate at its best levels by:
checking it periodically
locating and sealing any cracks in the basement
keeping gutters clean
ensuring proper storm drainage
having a battery backup system for the sump pump
If you want to further separate from the pack in being proactive, you also can perform some simple sump pump maintenance on your own:
Remove the cover and check the tank for any debris that can block it, such as toys, rocks or anything else that might fall in.
Flush the system with a bucket of water or a hose. The sump pump should run with ease. If it doesn’t, or if you hear any strange noises, contact Aquaduct right away.
Examine the float. It should be travelling easily on the float rod.
Check the discharge pipe. It should not be frozen or blocked, and the water should be traveling away from your home.
Inspect the check valve. Ensure there is at least a 3/16″ relief hole between the pump and the check valve.
Taking these steps will contribute to longer life and fewer problems (and service calls) for your sump pump, especially when you need it the most.
Contact Aquaduct Plumbing Today
Aquaduct Plumbing is always ready to help you protect your Yorkville (IL) home and belongings with professional sump pump installation and repair. We can advise you on a battery backup system as well. Call us today at (630) 504-9594!
All products installed by Aquaduct Plumbing for Yorkville homes 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 and backup batteries.
More Yorkville (IL) Sump Pump Smarts
On average, sump pumps last from 5 to 7 years before needing replacement. The backup battery should be replaced every few years as well.