Have Your Sump Pump Ready For Flood Season


All we did this Winter was complain about how cold it was and how much it snowed. Those sub zero days were killing us along with snow that wouldn’t stop. We haven’t had this much snow in years. All that snow is just sitting there. Now as the temperature rises, it’s melting. Melting snow along with rain falls causes flooding. 
Nobody wants unwanted water in or near their home. Backup water puts pressure on your waste pipes. Yuck, you don’t want sewage water backing into your home.
If your home has previous flooded or the neighborhood is known for flooding, you need to prepare. Sump pumps, remove accumulated water in a collecting sump base. You need to get one, if you don’t already have one. If you have one, make sure it works. Monthly or quarterly fill it up with water to make sure the pump is working and draining properly. Clean around it, keep all the clutter around it to a minimal. You should also invest in a battery backup sump pump system(Zoeller Aquanet). Trust me you will be thankful. The average pump should last you around 8-10 years. Check with your home insurance, some home insurances will cover it if you are lucky.
I recommend you get a generator,  and have annual check ups on your pump. If you have any questions about your pump, or need advice you should check with a plumber
Living in Chicago or Chicago suburbs we are use to this weather. One day it’s beautiful, the next it’s a snow storm, the following it’s crazy rainfalls. We all, or most of us say that we will move. We never do. We do enjoy having our eventful seasons. It keeps us entertained. Just be prepared and everything will turn out alright. If not, that’s what insurance is for. Check with your insurance agent that everything is up to date. 
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If you have any questions, email me or call me. I will be glad to help.



Is He A Licensed Plumber?

When you search “cowboy plumber” you wont get a definition or exact description of what they look like. The last thing you want is to pay hundreds of dollars, or even worse, thousands of dollars to a cowboy plumber. A cowboy plumber is a unlicensed plumber, who doesn’t fully know what they are doing. They are in a rush to just get the job done, instead of trying to do it right. Most cowboy plumbers don’t know all the plumbing codes, so the last thing on their mind is following plumbing codes and rules.

Anybody can advertise that they are a plumber. Newspapers, yellow book, business listing sites, business marketing sites, don’t go out of their way to find out if these so called plumbers are actually licensed plumbers. It is your job to ask the plumber to see their plumbing license.

We know at times when you are dealing with an emergency you just want to fix the problem right away. We don’t blame you. You just need to do a little research before hiring a plumber. Make sure he is licensed, bonded, and insured. Look up the company’s name online. Look for reviews. Ask friends and family members for a plumber that they have previously used.

After doing some quick research, have your license plumber come out and check your problem. Have him explain to you what the problem is and what they can do to solve it. You are the customer. As the customer, you should ask as many questions as you’d like. At the end of the day, nobody can make you do anything you don’t want to do. Make sure you are making the right decision by choosing the right plumber.

Here are some plumbing nightmares. Some are quite funny.


If you need help or just have a few plumbing questions, give me a call or email me