Posted on 12/5/2014
basement garage with high water flooded

A well-maintained, highly functioning sump pump can keep flooding from becoming a problem in your home. If your sump pump breaks and you are unaware of it, however, you could have a serious problem on your hands. In the interest of your health, your finances, and your home’s state of repair, you want to get flood water out of your basement as quickly as possible.

If you have a backup manual pump, use this to discharge water from the sump pit. Otherwise, grab a bucket and start bailing. If water has reached your basement floor, mop it up and wring the mop into the bucket. After you have removed all water from your basement, use a commercial dryer to thoroughly dry the area and prevent mold from growing.

Once you have taken the steps described above, contact a reputable plumber to have your sump pump repaired or replaced. To schedule a sump pump service appointment with a Libertyville plumbing professional with a large service area in northern Chicago, call Arrow Plumbing, Inc. at (847) 549-9600.