Posted on 1/4/2013

A sump pump refers to a small pump that is installed the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace in order to keep the area dry. While this pump is designed to turn on and off automatically, it can shut off completely during a power outage. One way to ensure your sump pump works efficiently is to invest in a sump pump backup system. The advantages of having a backup system include:

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Decrease Risk of Flooding
Sump pumps systems work by moving water away from your home to a sump pit, where it then exits through drains away from your foundation or through the soil in a process known as natural water migration. In the event that a power outage occurs during a storm or flash flood, power will automatically be rerouted to the sump pump backup system, which means that water will continue draining away from your basement or crawlspace before the area can flood or suffer water damage.

Prevent Mildew and Mold
Water damage increases the risk of mildew and mold growth within your home. This is not only costly to repair, but also poses a number of consequences such as infections, allergies, and asthma. Investing in a sump pump backup system not only helps protect your home from flood damage, but also helps your basement or crawl space will stay mold-free.

Increase Value of Your Home
In addition to saving you money down the road, a sump pump backup system is a great way to increase your home’s value, especially among Illinois residents. Make sure you get the most out of your home if you ever decide to sell by discussing your sump pump backup options with your Libertyville plumber.

Are you interested in a sump pump or sump pump backup system? Call Arrow Plumbing Inc. today at (847) 549-9600 to set up a service call or learn more about our services. You can also visit us online to print a coupon to take to your next appointment.