Bloomington Plumber - Sump PumpsIn the form of storms or gentle rain, we get a lot of wet weather here in Bloomington, IL. The wet weather can cause water to accumulate around the foundation of our homes or commercial buildings where it seeps in and can cause flooding in our basements.

The installation of a sump pump along with some waterproofing sealing will normally take care of the problem, however your problems could need more extensive protection. If you are having water issues in your basement, it is important that you have a professional assess your situation.

Water infiltration inside a home or in the materials such as foundations, walls, roofing, etc, is a major issue that causes mold, mildew, and other contaminants that poison the air in your home.

Keeping your home at the proper humidity and sealing against weather damage is vital. But once it does get into your basement you need to get it pumped out immediately. Our Bloomington plumbers can help you with the installation or repair of the sump pump you need to remove the water on a regular, permanent basis.

Sump Pump Installation in Bloomington, IL

Sump pumps are normally installed in basements but can be installed anywhere around your property. They help to protect you and your belongings from flooding and water damage. Most commonly, they are not complicated to install, but it can be a very challenging project for the do-it-yourself-er.

At Sunkel Plumbing, we are a family owned and licensed professional plumbing company. We have installed and repair sump pumps for 60 years. We offer our expertise to the Bloomington, IL and surrounding areas.

Bloomington Repair and Maintenance Services for Your Sump Pump

If you already have a sump pump, the maintenance and repair is important as well. You don't want your pump malfunctioning during the time of flooding in your home. There are several things you can do as a property owner to keep your sump pump clean and they are:

  1. Clean out the sump pit. This should be done regularly whether or not the pump is working correctly.
  2. Check the float. The float should rise with the water and triggers the pump to start, so it is also very important if the area is flooded.
  3. Clean the Impeller. Debris needs to be removed so it doesn't jam the impeller upon use.
  4. Electricity check. You always want to make sure electricity is passing into the unit and that it is properly grounded.
  5. Test the check valve.

A sump pump may seem like it is operating correctly but may not be. Your professional plumber will be able to test your system and make any repairs needed. At any time, Sunkel Plumbing is available to you to install, repair, clean, or replace your sump pumps.

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