Carpentersville, a village in Kane County, Illinois with a population of about 38,000, is not a high profile city with high profile problems. However, that doesn't mean its homes are problem-free.
An average summer here receives over a foot of rain, and if left unchecked, Carpentersville homes' basements can be inundated with water. Despite being out of sight and out of mind, the sump pump is probably the hardest working piece of appliance you have.
Working non-stop during the wet days will wear down these mechanical marvels, and thus, it may cause them to eventually fail. So, how can you protect your home?
Solutions to Preventing Sump Pump Failure
Sump pumps should be checked at least a couple of times each year to ensure proper operation. This can be done by simply pouring some water in the sump pit until the pump begins to cycle. It only takes a couple of minutes and is a very easy process. Don't wait for the waters to come in to find out if your pump works, so take the extra effort to check it every once in awhile.
The average life of a sump pump is 10 years, so if yours has exceeded this lifespan, it is best to have it replaced immediately. Also, it is a good idea to have a battery operated back up sump pump installed to make sure you have a second defense measure in case your primary pump fails.
To help you replace and install your sump pump (whether primary or back up), call Perma-Seal today!
Benefits to Carpentersville Homeowners
If a sump pump fails in the midst of a rainstorm, your basement can be flooded with hundreds of gallons of water. It only takes a little bit of water to cause thousands of dollars in damage - especially since your furnace, water heater, and other mechanical and electrical devices can be affected.
By making sure your pump works, or having it replaced with a back up installed, you effectively protect not just your basement, but all the other appliances you have in your basement.