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We repair sump pumps
Palatine Plumbing offers sump pump repair in Palatine and other areas throughout the northwest Chicago suburbs. Let’s face it, ignoring the problem of water accumulating in your basement or crawlspace will lead to water damage. Here in our state, we know all about the need for sump pumps. Heavy snowfall accumulations from winter months are a major contributing factor to basement flooding. In general, heavy rains with leaky foundations in other months can cause the same problem, particularly in the older homes situated throughout our suburban area.
Most homeowners who experience water getting into their basements and sub-levels of their homes have sump pumps that work against gravity to pump the water back out of the basement for a nice dry home. These pumps are convenient, given the only alternatives are to manually remove water bucket by bucket, or to renovate and reseal your basement foundation, spending tens of thousands of dollars and with no guarantee the leaks will stop.
If you are a sump pump owner, and you happen to go downstairs one day to find water that’s decided it’s not going anywhere, more than likely not, your sump pump has stopped working. Or, perhaps you notice it working but making an unusual noise. This is when you can count on us. Don’t take matters into your own hands and wade through water to see what is going on. We are trained experts at looking at these pumps, their motors and the wiring and piping involved. If the pump is simply not turning on, there are a number of causes as to why that might be case. In some cases, as with injector pumps, the issue might be the switch, which we can replace rather quickly. Often times, various debris interferes with the floating mechanism that triggers the pump to kick in when excess water reaches a certain level. Or, debris can clog the pipe to which the water exits the home. If the pump motor is making a noise, there’s a chance the impeller might be clogged with debris. We have the right tools to get in and fix the problem, so your water worries are history.
One thing to keep in mind, of course, is that sump pumps might not be turning on because of power outages. You could be out for the day when your home has experienced a brief power outage during a storm, and the lights are on by the time you return. However, there’s water lingering in your basement because the power was out when the pump should have kicked on. This is where we would recommend a generator that automatically kicks on when the power goes out. Generators are certainly expensive upgrades to homes, but only a fraction of the cost of the aftermath of a flood or two. If a generator’s what you need, we can steer you in the right direction and also service your pump. Again, you’ve come to the right place for advice and service on your sump pump repair needs.