Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Sump Pumps’

Sewage Pump vs. Sump Pump: What’s the Difference?

Monday, February 26th, 2024

You probably have heard about sump pumps and sewage pumps. In fact, your home may have one or the other or both. We’ve discovered that there’s often confusion in people’s minds when it comes to sewage pump vs. sump pump. Are they really the same thing, and if they’re different, what jobs do they do? The most important question: Do you need them? 

We’ll look into these questions in this blog post. However, the best way to get an answer to the last question is to talk to our professional plumbers. We have extensive experience with all types of plumbing installations for both homes and businesses.

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What You Need to Know About Home Flood Control Systems

Monday, April 24th, 2023

Spring is when Illinois experiences heavy rainfalls and even flooding. It’s not pleasant to think about flooding for your home, but if you have good flood control systems in Wilmette, IL, you’ll have much better peace of mind. (And remember, even when it’s not the rainy season, a major plumbing disaster in your home can also result in flooding.)

But do you have a good flood control system? Unfortunately, homeowners often don’t think about this until flooding happens, either in their home or across their outside property. There are various components of flood control systems to help homes deal with yard drainage, basement drainage, and rain harvesting.

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Is a Sump Pump a Worthwhile Investment?

Monday, April 10th, 2023

If you live in a house that doesn’t already have a sump pump installed in the basement or the lowest section of the building (such as a crawl space), you may have thought if it’s something you need to purchase. That many homes already have sump pumps in them is a pretty good indication of the answer: although sump pumps aren’t necessary in all climates and areas, Chicagoland is definitely a place where they are semi-essential.

In other words, if you don’t have a sump pump, get in touch with our plumbing professionals and find out more about getting one put in soon.

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Is Your Home Well-Equipped Against Heavy Rains?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

heavy-rain-floodingWe often have surprise storm activity in Chicago, and the fall rainy season is approaching. That means we are in prep time: do you know if your home is equipped to handle the heavy rains of the coming season? We can help you find out what you need to do about your plumbing in Winnetka, IL, drainage systems, yard drainage, sump pumps, and more to ensure you won’t have to deal with expensive damage during the rainy season.

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Does Your Home Need a Sump Pump?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

birds-eye-view-of-sump-pump-systemIf you live in one of our service areas, the answer is most likely going to be a “yes,” but please allow us to elaborate!

Essentially, if you’ve ever had standing water in your home’s basement or crawlspace, you need a sump pump. Considering how much rain and snow melt we get every year, this is a very real threat in the Evanston and greater Chicagoland area. Expertly installed sump pumps, however, are created to keep your home free of this standing water and flooding in order to protect your entire home from side effects such as mold and mildew growth, and rot that can develop from both.

When you’re ready to have on put into your basement, simply call the professional and trusted Evanston, IL plumbers on our team. In the meantime, read on to learn more about these convenient and necessary devices.

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Is a Sump Pump Right for My Home?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Rain and snow are regular occurrences here in Chicago, and when floods come, your property can suffer a great deal. Basements and even higher floors can get filled with water, damaging the contents and requiring a huge repair effort – not to mention considerable expense – to make right again. The solution may be a sump pump installed in your basement and working to remove the water before it causes any real damage. In point of fact, a sump pump is right for any home that suffers from flood damage. Knowing more about the specifics can show you why.

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