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Sump Pump Installation and Repair

Although you have probably heard of sump pumps, you may not be totally familiar with what they actually do. Sump pumps work to pump out any water that has accumulated in your basement. The pump may be hooked up to your main drainage system or it may simply direct the water into a subsidiary drain that travels away and downhill from your home.

But before your sump pump can pump the water out of your basement, it needs to reach it. That is why sump pumps are generally installed within a sump pit. This pit represents the lowest level in your basement where all water will flow. Once it reaches the sump pit, the water can then be pumped out.Hydro Jetting





Submersible sump pumps are found inside the sump pit itself and are sealed thoroughly within a protective housing so that water cannot get in and damage vulnerable parts. Submersible sump pumps often do a more thorough job because they are at the level of the water.

Many sump pump models run on electricity, but it is always a good idea to have some type of backup system in place. You can get a sump pump with a battery backup, or you can hook it up to your emergency generator. Backing up your sump pump is important because you will probably need it the most during storms, when the power is most likely to go out.

Clear Water Plumbing provides full sump pump maintenance and repair services. Whether we did your initial sump pump installation or not, we have the skills and equipment to work on all makes and models of sump pumps. If you would like to learn more about sump pumps, call us today at (708) 889-0900 or (773) 468-1010.