March 1, 2017
Illinois spring rain can send your sump pump into overdrive. All that rain has to go somewhere and if your sump pump isn't working correctly, that rain could end up in your basement. Be sure your sump pump is in good working order and ready to handle whatever rain comes your way.
If you have a finished basement or use your basement as storage then its important to keep your basement from flooding. Follow these tips to keep your sump pump in working order and your basement dry:
If you don't feel comfortable checking your sump pump, you can always call your local Lombard plumber to assist.
With spring comes Lombard thunderstorms and with thunderstorms comes the risk of losing power for periods of time. Be sure you have a backup sump pump that can run without electricity. Here are some options:
Standard home insurance and renters insurance policies do not cover flood damage. However, some private insurers along with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) (888-379-9531) provide separate flood policies.
Have questions about what your current policy covers? Contact us.
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