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Sump Pump and Ejector Pump Services in Buffalo Grove

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A flooded basement is something no homeowner ever wants to deal with. And, unfortunately, if the proper precautions are not taken, you may be faced with that reality at least once. Flooded basements will damage the structure of your home, and wipe away precious mementos you have stored down there.

You may think the only time basements can flood is during a really bad rain storm, but that is not the case. In order for your to be prepared, and take preventative measures, you need to know all the causes:

  1. Ground water seepage
  2. Poor waterproofing
  3. Improperly installed basement bathrooms
  4. Improper construction

Despite how bad that may sound, there is an easy solution; a simple way to avoid having to ever deal with a flooded basement – a sump pump and ejector pump.


Sump Pump Solutions

So, what exactly does a sump pump do? Well, it helps keep ground water, excessive rain, or snow melt from flooding your basement. Sump pumps work by draining the water that enters your basement into a basin. It then pumps the water out of your basement through the use of a pump.

The basin and pump work by continually monitoring the level of water in your basement and pumping when the water gets to a certain level.

You have two options when choosing a sump pump – a submersible and a pedestal. Both of these work well in flood prevention, and our technicians will help you decide on the best choice for you home.


Common Sump Pump Problems

If not maintained or operated correctly, sump pumps can experience a few different problems, including:

  1. Clogs
  2. Motor failure
  3. A pump that is too small for your basement

If you find yourself dealing with one of these issues, call Lake Cook Plumbing and we will take care of it! In addition, Lake Cook Plumbing also offers battery back-up sump pumps. These are another great option to keep all of your precious mementos dry and all of your hard work in finishing your basement from being ruined!


Ejector Pump Solutions

Ejector pumps helps move the sewage that leaves your home into the correct pipes. They also grind the waste up to make the journey a little bit easier. Because you definitely don’t want any sewage getting into your home’s plumbing, and ejector pump is a necessity!


Common Ejector Pump Issues

Since ejector pumps grind waste to make it easier to route it to the sewer system, it’s a good idea for you to be cautious of what you are throwing in there. The harder it is to grind, the more difficult the journey – and who knows where that sewage waste will end up.

To avoid having ejector pump problems, try to avoid putting the following things into the basement toilet:

  1. Sanitary items
  2. Excessive toilet paper
  3. Wipes

You want to be prepared for a basement flood before it happens. Call Lake Cook Plumbing for a sump pump installation today!

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