With a population of just 22,000, Darien is a city in DuPage County, Illinois that was named for a town in Connecticut. Its motto is “A nice place to live,” which Back to the Future fans would recognize as the same motto as the fictitious “Hill Valley.” For Darien residents, to ensure your home continues to be a nice place to live in, be sure your sump pump is in good working order.
Sump pumps have very crucial jobs, without which, basements and crawl spaces would be flooded, causing all kinds of havoc in your home. From deteriorating your home’s foundations, to becoming a breeding ground for mold, to being a literal cesspool of critter waste and other nasty stuff. Without a sump pump, it’s very likely you would be living in a home that’s full of floating disease carriers, and its foundations would be weakening as time goes by.
Solutions to Raising Sump Pump Awareness
Do you know how old your sump pump is? Was it already installed when you moved in? Sump pumps usually have a 10-year lifespan, so if you suspect yours has been around longer than a decade, maybe it’s time to replace it.
If you moved in recently, and have no idea when the existing sump pump was installed, you can inquire with the previous owner or landlord. However, just to be on the safe side, you can check the pump yourself to see if it still works. All you need to do is get a bucket of water, open the sump pump, and pour the water into the catch bin. If the pump starts working, then all is good. But, if the water starts to overflow, then you need to have the pump checked.
If you need help with your sump pump, be sure to call Perma-Seal. They can help make sure your pumps are working, help install new ones and back up pumps, and give you a few pointers on how to properly maintain them.
Benefits to Darien Homeowners
Having a working sump pump, as well as a reliable back up, will ensure your basement or crawl space won’t ever get flooded. A dry basement protects your home from premature degradation and keeps you and your family’s health safe from mold, fungi and other airborne particles.
So be safe and healthy, make sure your sump pump is reliable and working. Call Perma-Seal today.