Posted on 5/10/2013

Chicago and the surrounding areas were recently soaked to the core. Parked cars and playgrounds were swallowed by flood waters that reached heights never before seen in the city. Entire communities of people could not even leave their homes or offices unless they had a boat, and tens of thousands of basements flooded. Was your basement counted in this statistic? If the damage and inconveniences associated with this flooding energize you to take all plumbing precautions against being so affected by flooding in the future, read up on sump pumps and what they can do for you.


What is a Sump Pump?
Small and durable, a sump pump is a hydro-activated pump that a plumber installs at the bottom of a home’s basement or crawlspace. Not only does a sump pump keep a basement dry; it keeps the ground beneath a home’s foundation dry as well. This feat is accomplished by pumping water that seeps into the sump pit away from the home.

Why Might You Need a Sump Pump?
If you live at a relatively low elevation in an area that is prone to heavy rain and flooding, you need a sump pump. Even if torrential rains come only occasionally, it is a wise idea to invest in a sump pump. By channeling water that is bound to flood your basement away from your home, you can avoid thousands of dollars’ worth of damage and exposure to harmful pathogens that thrive in moist environments.

Choosing a Professional to Install a Sump Pump
The sump pump installation process is rather straightforward, but it does involve pipe assembly and digging beneath the home’s foundation. For this reason, you should hire a skilled and experienced plumber to introduce a sump pump to your home.

Proudly serving Libertyville and the surrounding areas, Arrow Plumbing, Inc. would be honored to install a sump pump in your basement or crawlspace. To speak with a courteous and dedicated member of our team about the installation process or our other plumbing services, give us a call at (888) 349-8161.