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Sump Pump Installation, Maintenance, and Repair with Narwhal Plumbing


Homeowners in Chicago are constantly faced with the risk of a flood. With the intensity and frequency of storms (rains can pour down up to 500 gallons of water on a residential rooftop!), your home needs to be prepared to take on these environmental pressures. The key to keeping your home well-protected from the possible threat of damages as a result of a flood, you need the help of Narwhal Plumbing services. 

You can trust our experts at Narwhal Plumbing to solve your flooding problems with the installation of a reliable, high-quality sump pump. This device will ensure that you are protected from having to spend thousands of dollars on repairing even a few inches of water from overtaking your basement. Trust a local, family-owned plumbing service to protect your home from the devastation of a potential flood. 

When you’re ready to strengthen your home’s defenses against tough environmental pressures, call Narwhal Plumbing for sump pump installation, replacement, and repair in Chicago at 773-653-0822. Here’s some critical information to help you decide when’s the best time to pick up that phone.  

Services Offered by Narwhal’s Expert Plumbers

A sump pump is the best option to keep your home protected from the devastating impacts of flooding. Even if your basement were only to be filled with a few inches of rain, you might end up spending thousands of dollars on fixing a preventable problem. Keep in mind that the efforts to protect your home don’t stop at installation. You need expert assistance for maintaining and repairing or replacing the component as needed throughout the year. Here are some key services Narwhal Plumbing experts can provide you to install and care for your sump pump.

  • Sump Pump Installation. A sump pump installed in the lowest part of your basement would prevent the area from flooding by redirecting water away from your home’s foundation. This will keep you from having to spend a minimum average of $2,000 to fix minor floods, and into the tens of thousands for more significant floods. You will immediately benefit from a sump pump installation if:
    • Your basement has been smelling musty (this is a sign of mold).
    • Your current sump pump has been running with lots of noise.
    • You don’t already have a sump pump.
  • Sump Pump Replacement. Your pump works incredibly hard to keep water from flooding your basement. A good sump pump will not have to be replaced for the average lifespan of 8-10 years, but you still need regular maintenance to ensure this is true. Without regular maintenance, you may have to get the pump replaced sooner than the minimum expected lifespan. Having your old sump pump replaced by the Narwhal Plumbing experts will prevent an early expiration of your device and keep your home secure for much longer.
  • Sump Pump Repair. Your sump pump will need repairs if you are noticing loud noises, inconsistent functionality, and other signs of aging or malfunctioning. Narwhal Plumbing experts can resolve these issues, as well as keep your sump pump from needing repairs in the future. This is accomplished with a proper maintenance plan. 
    • Quarterly maintenance: During quarterly maintenance checks, the pump must be powered off, unplugged, and drained. Our plumbers will remove any debris that has accumulated in the basin to ensure no clogging occurs. Minor mechanisms, such as the float switch, will be checked for proper functionality.
    • Annual maintenance: During this check, the mechanics and functionality of the pump need to be tested much more thoroughly than what is done during a quarterly inspection. The inlet screen must be cleaned, the hardware is checked for rust and corrosion, all hardware should be lubricated, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sump Pumps

How do I know if my house needs a sump pump? Although not every home requires a sump pump, most will benefit from having the device installed, especially for Chicago residents. If you’re hesitating on whether you need to have a sump pump installed or not, consider the following details that merit the installation of the device:

  • You have endured a flooded basement in the past. The purpose of the sump pump is to draw water away from your home’s foundation. If a flood has occurred in your home, this means that the pump has been damaged or malfunctioned to the point that it is unable to complete its job properly. 
  • Your home is located in an area that is relatively low in elevation. Low-lying homes, especially those built on foundations of soil that hold water, are at high risk for flooding. These homes need the extra protection of a sump pump. 
  • Your home is located in an area that receives heavy amounts of rain or snow. Storms in Chicago, IL can dish out a devastating amount of water in residential areas. It is estimated that, during heavy, concentrated rains, about 500 gallons can be poured onto a single neighborhood, resulting in several inches of rain in the area. This is a recipe for flooding, and your home would very much benefit from a sump pump installation. 

How do I know if I need to replace my sump pump? If you’ve noticed any of the following, it’s time to replace your sump pump:

  • The pump is running far too often (or not at all).
  • Components of the sump pump have become clogged or damaged due to the debris accumulated over the years. 
  • The sump pump is making far too much noise while it works. 
  • You don’t see any water in the sump pit. 

How often should I replace my sump pump? Quality sump pumps typically last an average of 8-10 years. Ideally, you should not have to replace them any more often than this timespan. 

Should I use a battery backup for my pump sump? It is a good idea to protect your home with an emergency sump pump backup (provides an additional layer of defense). Pumps are used most intensely during storms, which can knock out the power to your home. Having an emergency backup will help to keep your basement free of flooding, as the pump will continue to work despite the power outage.

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Chicago 60601 – Loop

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