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Battery Backup Sump Pumps Installed in Wheaton, IL Homes

One of the 25 highest earning towns in the US as listed by Money magazine, Wheaton is a city and county seat of DuPage County in Illinois. Just 25 miles west of Chicago, the city experiences the same extreme weather of Chicago, with scorching summers and freezing winters, as well as thunderstorms during spring and summer.  

This seesaw weather is one of the main factors that cause basement flooding and other moisture problems, which Wheaton residents try to control primarily with the use of sump pumps.  

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All Sump Pumps Will Fail Eventually, So How Can You Protect Your Carpentersville, IL Home?

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.
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Are Backup Sump Pumps Necessary in Cicero, IL?

The home of Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame, Cicero, IL is an incorporated town in Cook County, Illinois with a population of 83,891. Named after the town of Cicero, New York, its etymology can be traced to the Roman statesman and orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero. For its residents, the question of whether backup sump pumps are necessary may seem trivial, but when you think about it, is as important as anything in Cicero, IL!   

Sump pumps play an important role in anyone's home. Especially for those prone to basement flooding, a sump pump can mean the difference between a ruined foundation or a happy home. The question remains, is a battery back up sump pump necessary?  Let us answer that question with another question: in case of basement flooding, if your primary sump pump fails, what would you do?  
Backup Sump Pump Solutions  
If your primary sump pump fails, it's worth the investment to have a back up ready. Battery powered backups are perfect, especially when there's a power outage, but be sure you keep them charged and powered lest your backup fails too.   
The best way to set-up a backup pump is to utilize a battery powered pump with a trickle charger – that is, a charger that continuously charges its batteries once the voltage drops, and cuts off power when fully charged to prevent overcharging. This ensures that even in power failures, your back up batteries are fully charged and ready to go.   
Benefits to Cicero Homeowners  
The benefits of having a battery back up sump pump extends to more than just having a water-free basement. Perhaps, most importantly, is peace of mind. When there's a power outage in the middle of a storm, you'll have one less thing to worry about, and that alone is worth the price of admission – so to say!  
To learn more about backup sump pumps and to find out the perfect setup for your home, contact a Perma-Seal professional today.
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