Posted on 12/26/2014
Replacing the old sump pump in a basement

Your sump pump is your home’s most important line of defense against basement flooding. For example, during a heavy rainstorm, your sump pump will prevent rainwater from filling up your basement and causing serious water damage. If your sump pump fails, you may be faced with a major cleanup project. A plumbing company in your area can inspect and repair your sump pump so that you are ready for the coming winter season. Here is a look at what may happen if your sump pump fails.

Overwhelmed Sump Pump
During a very heavy rainstorm, your sump pump may become completely overwhelmed by the volume of water that it has to pump out of your basement. If your sump pump becomes overwhelmed, your basement will begin to slowly fill up with water. To prevent this from happening, you may want to install a backup pump.

Clogged Sump Pump
Occasionally, your sump pump may become clogged with dirt or another type of debris. When your sump pump is clogged, your basement will begin to rapidly flood. Once the water reaches above the level of the pump, it will no longer be able to function. In the event of a clogged pump, you will need to schedule emergency plumbing repairs.

Broken Sump Pump
If your sump pump breaks or loses power, it is important to act fast to prevent a flooding emergency in your home. As water begins to fill up in your basement, it may also contaminate your duct work or flooring. To prevent sump pump failure, it is a great idea to schedule sump pump inspections at regular intervals.

If you are concerned about your sump pump, do not hesitate to contact Arrow Plumbing, Inc. We are proud to provide the Libertyville area with a complete range of plumbing services, including sump pump replacements and repairs. To learn more about the plumbing services we have to offer you, call us at (847) 549-9600.