Sump Pump
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Protect Your Property from Flooding with Sump Pump Installation from J.C. Dillon

As snow melts or rain pours, the risk of flooding for your home or business increases! And if your property has levels below ground, you’re at an even higher risk for potential water damage due to extreme weather conditions. Thankfully, there are effective methods for keeping water out of your basement. By installing a sump pump, your home or business can prevent flooding, manage water damage and eliminate mold growth. Allow J.C. Dillon Inc. to help install a new sump pump for your property.

What’s a Sump Pump?

Sump pumps are standard for most homes with basements in the Midwest, as extreme weather conditions increase the likelihood of flooding. A sump pump is a cylindrical drain pump placed at the lowest point of a property. As water levels rise, a sump pump will catch excess water and drain it via your property’s sewage and plumbing system. Sump pumps will only activate when underground water reaches a certain level, at which point a sensor will trigger the draining process.

Why Do You Need a Sump Pump?

As already mentioned, sump pumps are necessary for homes in flood plains and lower elevations due to some of the Midwest’s extreme weather tendencies. You risk severe water damage and flooding with heavy rain and snowfalls without a sump pump. As such, the benefits of installing a sump pump include:

  • Stops Mold and Mildew – An excessive amount of moisture is the number one cause for mold and mildew in your home. Unfortunately, much of that moisture in your home can stem from your basement. However, by installing a sump pump, you reduce the water and moisture in your basement, thus preventing mold and mildew growth.
  • Protects Personal Belongings – Whether your basement is finished or unfinished, there’s a good chance you utilize a portion of it for storage. However, much of what’s in storage can be damaged if flooding occurs. To counter such concerns and prevent flooding in the first place, sump pumps are the best solution.
  • Protects Your Property’s Foundation – Water damage can be detrimental to the structural integrity of your home. If water isn’t collected and drained via a sump pump, it can settle in your home or business’s foundation, causing it to break down. The resulting cracks and gaps in your foundation not only impact a structure’s stability but can lead to further water damage and allow pest infestations.
  • Reduces the Risk of Fire Damage – Although preventing water from getting into your basement might seem counter to preventing fires, the two are related! The appliances and electrical systems in your basement risk short-circuiting if exposed directly to water. Hence, when sump pumps drain water from your basement, they prevent potential electrical fires.
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Give Us a Call

As an expert plumbing contractor, J.C. Dillon Inc. offers sump pump installation and repair for businesses and homeowners alike. Additionally, we provide convenient and affordable commercial and residential plumbing services throughout the Midwest. If you are interested in installing a new sump pump or additional plumbing services, contact us at 309-689-1596. Our main office is located at 1515 W Luthy Dr, Peoria, IL 61615, with locations serving Romeoville IL, St. Louis MO, and Davenport IA.