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Pump It Up…And Out! Sump Pumps, Ejector Pumps, and Battery Back-Up Systems.
Here in the Chicago area, we know our sump pumps. With a water table higher than most regions of the country, and weather as unpredictable as the Bears’ offense, a sump pump is an essential part of guarding your home against basement flooding.
Our technicians are experts in the field of sump pumps, ejector pumps, battery back-up systems, and flood control. So, if you need help, give us a call, or contact us here. Our friendly staff can answer any questions you have, or we can send a technician to provide you with a free estimate on any type of repair, installation, or sump pump replacement.
What Is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is designed to direct excess ground water away from the basement and foundation of a home and into an area waste water system, and is the first line of protection against a flooded basement. By also keeping the foundation of a home at an optimum level of moisture and alleviating excess water around it, water will be less likely to intrude on the foundation and cause cracks.
The Scottish Plumber offers services ranging from sump pump repair to sump pump replacement, and even new sump pump installation in any home currently without one. We carry a wide selection of sump pumps, ejector pumps, and battery back-up systems to fit your needs. We have units of varying pumping capacity, life expectancy, warranty, and price, including pumps with 10-year warranties and life expectancies of over 50 years – a long time to not have to worry about basement flooding. But whatever your needs, you can rest assured that we’ll find an option that will work for both your home and your budget.
What is an Ejector Pump?
An ejector pump is basically a sump pump that can grind and pump out solid waste, as well as liquids. It is mostly used in homes with basements and overhead sewers, in order to pump the sewage up and out of the basement.
Ejector pumps typically have more powerful motors than sump pumps, and use a 2” discharge line, versus 1 ½” for sump pumps.
Battery Back-Up Systems
A sump pump is a great option for keeping your home dry during a storm, but what happens if you lose power? A great and less expensive alternative to installing a whole-house generator is installing a battery back-up system for your pump.
There are several different types of battery back-up systems available. Some include a secondary pump, while others do not. Some use only one battery, and others use two. Depending on your needs, we can find the right system to match your home and your existing sump pump.
Flood Control Systems
Flood control systems should be installed in homes with flooding problems that can’t be prevented with a sump pump alone. Oftentimes during heavy rainstorms, when the municipal sewers become filled to capacity, they can overflow and drain directly into someone’s basement.
Flood control systems are designed to stop this from happening. They allow for waste to drain out of your home while simultaneously preventing the city’s sanitary/storm sewers from backing up into your basement. You can learn more about flood control systems here.
Sump Pump Inspection
If you already have a sump pump or an ejector pump, but are worried that it needs maintenance or that it’s not working, contact us today and we will provide a free inspection of your system and guide you through your options for repair or sump pump replacement.