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The Importance of Basement Sump Pumps for Northwest Indiana Homeowners

January 12, 2018 Contributor

The weather has been a bit of a doozy for homeowners over the past month in Northwest Indiana and South Cook County, Illinois. With freezing rain and snow constantly blowing in, it’s more important than ever to keep your home dry and safe. If water does happen to enter your home, a basement sump pump can help get rid of the water and minimize damage.

A sump pump is essentially a mechanical device that helps homeowners remove standing water from their homes. Therefore, a sump pump will benefit you when it comes to:

Standing Water Removal

As water builds up around the lower parts of your home, including the basement, it can pose a flood risk. Floods are often extremely costly and can take months to recover from, so it’s best to do everything in your power to protect your home from one. The sump pump will help you monitor how much water is in your basement, and if too much water enters the area, it will activate and prevent the flood from becoming catastrophic.

Lower Risks of Fire

When water spills into a room and covers the floor, it can sometimes come into contact with electrical outlets and devices. The danger of this situation is that the appliances may short-circuit, causing a dangerous fire. A sump pump will make sure that the water never rises high enough to come into contact with electrical objects, which protects your home and lowers the risk of an electrical fire.

Reduced Growth of Mold and Mildew

If water is continually present in a room, it won’t be long before icky patches of mold and mildew start to pop up. These little invaders can be harmful to your family’s health, and they can damage the walls and ceilings of the room. Plus, no one wants to look at unsightly growths or smell their rotted scents when they enter a room.

To speak to a specialist about installing a trustworthy sump pump in your Northwest Indiana/South Cook County, Illinois home, contact Reichelt Plumbing. Their licensed representatives will ensure that the installation is done quickly and properly for a reasonable price. They can also help identify and take care of any other plumbing repairs they might spot in your house. To schedule an appointment or speak to a Reichelt representative, call (219) 322-4906 or visit

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