In our area, most of us possess a distinct preference for basements. No longer just a storage space, basements in the Chicago area are used for a number of purposes—from finished apartments to gyms. However, it is crucial for us to protect these valuable yet vulnerable spaces from the elements. With Chicago now racking up precipitation at historic levels, making sure that your sump pump situation is handled has become more important than ever. In addition to keeping your basement or crawlspace dry, a sump pump will be your first line of defense when it comes to mildew and mold.
What Kind of Sump Pump Do I Need?
When it comes to sump pumps, quality is of the utmost importance. After all, you don't want to sacrifice power and efficiency when so much is at stake. Ideally, you'll want to have two pumps. There will be your main pump, as well as a secondary pump that operates on a battery-back up system and goes to work when it is triggered. A submersible sump pump will do the job better than a pedestal, so it's best to invest in the pump that's going to do a better job protecting your property.
Why Do I Need a Professional for Sump Pump Installation in Chicago?
Put simply, this is not a DIY job for novices—or even those who have some experience with plumbing issues. You'll need a proper location that can channel a nearby power system, a hole must be dug, gravel must be added and the valve will require a check-up. Installing the PVC pipe to direct the water away is also incredibly important. Of course, you'll also need to penetrate the house to the outside and then seal the wall. It's not difficult to see how you could cause damage to your home if this process is not executed correctly.
When you need a sump pump expert to evaluate your home and install a sump pump system in a safe and efficient manner, it's time to call Drip Drop Plumbing, Inc. for assistance. With a team of experts who understand every step of the process, we'll make your sump pump operation a success.