Western Springs Plumbing

Plumbing repair in Western Springs IL

Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are installed in homes where basement flooding is a recurring problem.  The job of the sump pump is to carry accumulated water away from the foundation of the home, so that the foundation does not suffer water damage.

Associated with a sump pump, is a sump pit.  This is simply a hole in the ground which collects flood water, or it could collect natural ground water which accumulates excessively and could also damage foundations.  The sump pump empties the water from the sump pit, typically into a storm drain or area well away from the foundations.

Homeowners living in flood plains, or areas affected by excess natural ground water, need to install sump pumps.  If your basement is flooded, particularly repeatedly, the value of your home could be affected by damage to the foundation of the home.