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What To Do When Your Sump Pump Overflows: 8 Steps

You probably don’t worry too much about the sump pump overflowing. It’s sturdy equipment, and you take care of it with a little routine maintenance several times a year. What could possibly go wrong? If the drainage mechanism downstairs does fail, do you know what to do when the sump pump overflows?  Understanding how the pump works and how […]

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Flooded Basement Cleanup Cost: What You Should Expect

It can be the result of rain seeping through foundation cracks. It can happen when storms back up sewage lines. Sometimes, the sump pump gives out. Whatever the cause, your basement looks like an indoor pool. Do you take care of flooded basement repair yourself or call in professionals? Before you make a decision, consider […]

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Buying a House With a Sump Pump: 8 Things You Need to Know

You’re excited about this one. You’ve done your due diligence as a home buyer comparing prices, exteriors, interiors and even neighborhood amenities. This house looks like a great candidate until the realtor shows you the basement. That’s when you spot a small pit and sunken motor in the floor. Suddenly, you find yourself wondering, “Should […]

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How Does a Sump Pump Work? Here’s a Simple Overview

If your Chicago home has a basement, it probably has a small appliance sitting in one corner. The unit might be installed in a basin just below floor level, or it could be an upright pedestal model. Whichever type you have, the equipment is your first line of defense against basement flooding repair. Do you […]

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Sump Pump Maintenance: How to Avoid a Wet Basement

Just like every other mechanical device in your life, it needs regular attention. Unlike other appliances around your home, the little unit stays tucked away in a dark corner downstairs. Overlooking sump pump maintenance is easy. Dealing with a flooded basement is a nightmare. Did you know that your sump pump’s upkeep is actually pretty […]

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Top 6 Sump Pump Problems (And How to Fix Each One)

You don’t worry about dealing with flooded basement cleanup because you’re protected with solid equipment. That little appliance in the basement floor is ready to power on and keep the downstairs from filling up like an indoor pool. Everything works like is should until the worst happens. What do you do when a good sump pump goes […]

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“When Do I Need a Sump Pump?”- Your Question Answered

If this summer is typical, we’ll get more than 10 inches of rain by the end of August. That might seem like a lot, but it’s nothing compared to the severe weather and flash flooding that hit Chicago and the suburbs last year. If you’re like most residents here, you remember where you were that stormy Monday […]

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