The Heart of Any Basement Waterproofing System
Is your sump pump broken? Are you worried that it's not working properly because it never turns on, or even worse, always running? Is your pump over 10 years old? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to contact the professionals at Alliance Restoration.
Alliance Restoration offers free sump pump inspections to homeowners and business owners in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg, Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake, Wonder Lake and more.
In the basement waterproofing industry, the sump pump is the heart of any waterproofing system. If the heart stops working, catastrophic failure is eminent. Below we will detail out the common issues that we run in to in homes and business with pump problems.
Sump Pump Troubleshooting
The most common issue we see relates to life expectancy and mechanical failure. Sump pumps usually have a life span of approximately 10 years before a full replacement is necessary. However, we often notice that pumps are no longer working properly after the 7 year mark. This is because the vast majority of people ignore their annual maintenance! The way to get longevity from your pump is with cleaning and maintenance, like changing the oil in your car. We often see homes or businesses experiencing flooding in their basement because the sump pump is past its prime.
The second most common issue we run into with regards to sump pump problem relates to capacity and pump overload. Your system's capacity depends upon the sump pump's rating, the quantity of pumps, and the amount of water coming in. If your pump can't handle the amount of water coming into your pit, the result is a sump pump that is always running. When a pump is running constantly, it's much more likely to eventually burn out and cause your basement to flood.
The third most common problem relates to power failure. This may seem obvious, but your sump pump requires electricity to operate! Without electricity, the pump cannot remove the water from the basin and it will continue to rise indefinitely. Any time that the pump loses power, whether it be from bad weather, a breaker, or even by someone accidentally unplugging the sump pump, the risk of your basement flooding rises exponentially.
Contact Alliance Restoration Today!
With all of those factors in mind, our Project Managers are the best in their field when inspecting sump pump systems. We always ensure that it works for the correct capacity and that it is at the proper height. At Alliance Restoaration, we offer a full line of professional grade pumps for single, dual and even triple pump applications. We carry a full line of basins, lids, and even battery backup systems that protect you in an emergency.
Your peace of mind is our first priority and we always vow to restore that for you. To learn more about upgrading or adding a battery back-up, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.