Your sump pump and battery backup pump may reside unnoticed in the recesses of your basement, but when summer’s thunderstorms hit, you’ll want to make sure they are in good working order. A bad sump pump and/or battery backup can mean a flooded basement in your Chicago North Shore or Chicago Northwest suburban home.

What You Can Do to Protect Your Sump Pump 

Here are a few things you can do.


If your sump pump disposes water from your washing machine, clean the pump screen or inlet opening. Make sure you unplug it before you do so.



In addition to what you do quarterly:

Annual Professional Sump Pump Inspection

In addition, you will want a professional to inspect the pump annually and do the following:

Contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric for Sump Pump Maintenance

The professionals at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric can perform annual maintenance on your sump pump and battery backup, repairing anything that needs to be repaired. We can also provide sump pump installation services in your home to prevent flooding and water damage. We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, HVAC, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule an appointment.