Homeowners ask: Why Does My Sump Pump Run So Often? What Can I Do? Some houses have more water in the ground at the foundation than others. Your neighbor’s pump might hardly ever run, but yours in cycling constantly. It even runs during the winter and droughts! The reasons for this can vary. Call 847-852-7150 for Sump Pump Service First, you want to … Read More
Which Battery Backup Sump Pump Should I Buy?
Homeowners ask: How do I know which backup system is right for my basement? Like any purchase try to do some research first to familiarize yourself with different systems. Avoid buying the cheapest pumps. Like many things, you get what you pay for. Skimping on cost now could lead to much more expense in flood damage later. Buy a backup … Read More
Is a French Drain Right for You?
A French drain may be just the right answer if you tend to notice water accumulating in your basement after a heavy rain or you continually have damp spots in your yard. Here is some information to help you decide whether or not this alternative is right for you. What is a French Drain A French drain sounds like something elaborate, … Read More
The Dangers of Black Mold
Black mold is not only a costly problem, it can also cause potentially dangerous health complications. Be alert to the signs that you may have it in your home so that you can have it addressed before major issues occur. What is Black Mold? Stachybotrys chartarum, the scientific name for black mold, feeds on organic materials in many of the materials … Read More
Warning Signs of Foundation Problems
There are several signs that you may have foundation problems that could be extremely expensive to fix if not addressed promptly. These include cracks, misaligned windows, doors that will not open or close properly, sloped floors and others. Here are just a few of the warning signs to be on the lookout for so that you can take the necessary … Read More
The Benefits of Basement Waterproofing
Not too many people think about basement waterproofing – for many of us, the phrase “out of sight, out of mind” applies to this area of our home. However, there are several benefits to having this service performed. Here are just a few of them. Lowering Energy Costs Basement waterproofing can help you save a significant amount of money on … Read More
Signs You Need Sump Pump Replacement
A sump pump can be your home’s last stand against encroaching water due to a downpour or melting snow. That is why you need to be extremely observant as to whether or not you may need a sump pump replacement. Here are just a few of the warning signs you need to be aware of. The Pump Does Not Turn … Read More
Common Causes of Basement Flooding
Basement flooding can happen at any time, and during any type of weather. It does not matter if a driving rainstorm is taking place or it is a beautiful, sunny day. These are just a few of the reasons this problem happens. Basement Flooding in Dry Weather While most basement flooding occurs during storms or heavy snowfalls, of course, they can … Read More