King offers multiple plumbing services:
Plumbing • Plumbing Repair • Drain Cleaning • Water Heaters • Tankless Water Heaters
What is a sump pump, and why are they important in Chicago?
A sump pump is installed at the lowest point of your home—typically in a basement or crawl space. When rain falls or snowmelt results in liquid buildup around your home, the sump pump’s float switch clicks on and begins pumping the water away from your home to a drain or detention pond.
By doing this, the sump pump ensures that the areas of your home that are below the water table won’t flood when inundated with water. This is especially important here in the Chicago metro, where our water table is relatively high. Having a working sump pump is a necessity if your home has a basement.
Schedule your sump pump maintenance
Many homeowners could avoid a great deal of expense and heartache by having their sump pump inspected once per year. Unfortunately, the sump pump is often out-of-sight, out-of-mind until it’s needed and it fails. The plumbers at King can inspect your sump pump to ensure that it’s ready for the rain and snowmelt ahead. We’ll check parts and clean out dirt and gravel that may have accumulated in the system.
If you want the peace of mind of knowing that your sump pump is ready to protect your home, schedule sump pump maintenance with King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.
Have King install a new sump pump—or a backup
Eventually, you’ll need to replace your home’s sump pump. Like all mechanical equipment, the parts of your sump pump will eventually fail. King is your source for new sump pumps and new sump pump installation in Chicago’s Southlands, including the communities of Oak Forest, Orland Park, and Joliet.
We have a variety of new sump pumps for homeowners. This includes models that are battery powered, so that your basement will still be protected in the case of a major storm that turns off the power to your home. All of our sump pumps are installed by our experienced sump pump plumbers. As always, our work is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
However, sump pump installation isn’t just for when your current pump goes out. Many experts agree that it’s a good idea to have a second sump pump installed as a backup, especially one on a separate circuit. This redundancy can help ensure that even if your first sump pump goes out, you’ll have a second one to protect your basement. Here in Chicago, this extra sump pump purchase has saved many homeowners from a flooded basement.