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We Work For YOU – Stay Dry

We specialize in helping you keep your basement or crawlspace dry, by installing only the highest quality, most reliable primary (AC powered) sump pumps and battery backup sump pump systems available.

Our goal is to make the process of choosing a pump system as easy as possible, so we offer two options:

    • We can come out in-person to your home, assess your individual situation, and make a recommendation. We charge only a nominal service fee to send a technician over. If you desire, we can go ahead and install your new pump system during the same visit.

Or,

  • You can browse the educational materials on our website, purchase a system online, and simply schedule your installation. We offer discounted pricing ($50 off main pumps, $100 off backup/combo pump systems) to customers who make their purchase online.

We’re always available to answer questions, whether we come out to your home or not. If you have a technical question, it will be answered by one of our experienced technicians or by Dave the owner himself, not by a customer service representative reading a script.

If you have any questions, or if you’d like us to come out in person please call us at 847-967-PUMP (7867) or click here to send us a message, and we will be happy to help you!.

If you know what sump pump system you want installed, or to simply browse our products and pricing, visit our ‘purchase online’ page here.

 

The Sump Pump Company – Who we are.

The Sump Pump Company is a growing company serving the Chicago area, located in suburban Morton Grove. After seeing so many people suffer when their inferior pump systems did not work at the moment of truth, David Bogot – owner of L.J. Brown Plumbing – conceived the idea of a company specializing only in sump pumps. He knew he could help people avoid the pain and hassle caused by a flooded basement or crawlspace, so he created The Sump Pump Company to do just that.

“I’m committed to helping our customers choose the RIGHT sump pump systems to protect their homes and what they own,” says Dave Bogot, owner. “This is not the area to choose the cheapest product you can find; by educating our customers, we help them make the correct choice, and avoid the misery of a flood.”

The Sump Pump Company can help you choose the right system to help keep your basement or crawlspace dry – and keep your peace of mind intact.

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How Extreme Weather effects your Sump Pumps.

Frigid Temps To Flash Floods: Extreme Weather And Your Sump Pump

Our first real cold snap in several years has passed, and we may be about to enjoy some lovely January freezing rain as we “thaw”. I wanted to say a few words about the effect of cold & snow on your sump pump system.

Most people forget about their sump pumps over the winter. With all of the frozen precipitation just sitting on the ground, who cares, right? Well, there are some big issues that can happen when the weather warms up a little. First, all of that snow and ice is simply stored water, sitting there waiting to melt and flow into the ground, down to your drain tile and sump pump. But wait, we all know that snow and ice will melt long before the ground itself thaws out – what then?!?

Frozen Falls Frozen Pumps
Frozen Falls Frozen Pumps

I’ll tell you what – with the ground frozen, it will not be able to absorb that water like it normally would in spring or summer. That melt water will flow to the side of your home’s foundation, then straight down into the drain tiles along the walls. The natural buffer created when the soil absorbs the water will not be there, so your sump pump system will be put to the test!

Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security just because it’s winter. Floods don’t only happen in spring, they can happen ANYTIME, so make sure you and your home are prepared.To learn more, call us at 847-967-PUMP (7867) or click here. We’re always happy to help and answer questions.

So be safe in the cold weather, and be alert as it starts to warm up…

Strange Weather and November Tornadoes ?

November Tornadoes – What Next ?

You all heard about the devastating storms that wiped out areas of downstate Illinois last Sunday… Our hearts go out to all who were affected, and we hope they recover quickly (if you want to help, see information below). It’s a tremendous shock to have a storm system produce so many powerful tornadoes – but in mid-November?? We were certainly surprised to see weather like that so late in the year – not normally our busy time here at The Sump Pump Company! It makes us wonder, what’s going on with the weather anyway?

From superstorms in the Northeast U.S., to mega-typhoons in the Philippines, it seems as though the weather is getting more severe each year. Perhaps our globe really is warming, but regardless of why it’s happening, there’s no question it’s a good idea to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature might throw our way. And as we just saw, you really never know when that storm might come!

For those heavy squalls with howling, power-line-toppling winds, you need a sump pump system that can keep all of the ground water out of your basement, no matter what. Like any machine, pumps fail, so you need a system that warns of failures so you have time to fix problems before your system goes down. We’ve seen too many flooded basements that had primary and battery backup pump systems which had failed with no warning at all, giving their owners a false sense of security while sleeping on the job!

PHCC Pro Series 2400 Battery Backup Sump
PHCC Pro Series 2400 Battery Backup Sump

I sleep well at night (even the other night when some strong storms rolled through) because I know my basement is protected by one of the best battery backup sump pump systems available, the PHCC Pro 2400. It’s always on guard, constantly monitoring itself and my primary pump for failures. If it detects a problem, it lets me know. Is your basement protected?

If you’re not sure, go ahead and browse around our website to learn all about sump pumps. If you still have questions, feel free to call us at 847-965-PUMP (7867) or click here to send us a message.

~ Dave

TORNADO DISASTER DONATIONS

If you want to help those who were affected by our unprecedented November tornadoes, the Red Cross is accepting donations to the Central Illinois Tornado Response fund at www.redcross.org or (800) RED CROSS.

Getting Flooded ? Not Fun.

We’ve Been Flooded, How About You?!?

Anyone who lives around here knows that we experienced extremely heavy rain and severe flooding last month.  While that’s great for our business, it’s definitely NOT great for our customers who were affected.

Many of our customers suffered from sewer backups, when the City sewers became overwhelmed and flowed into their basements.  Unfortunately, your sump pump won’t help with a City sewer backup – for that you need some sort of flood control system, like an overhead sewer conversion.  Our sister company LJ Brown Plumbing is expert at designing and installing such systems; feel free to call them at 847-965-2200 if you have any questions.

The other common way that basements flood is from groundwater.  Most homes with basements or crawlspaces have a sump basin that collects groundwater from around the base of the foundation before it rises high enough to seep into the basement through the crack between the wall & floor.  Your sump pump system is designed to pump the water out of the sump basin and away from your home. For a complete overview of this, watch our Sump Pump 101 video here.

PHCC Pro Series 2400 Battery Backup Sump
PHCC Pro Series 2400 Battery Backup Sump

If your sump pump fails to work, or does not have enough capacity to keep up with the inflow of water, it will overflow the basin and cause a flood.  That’s why we recommend a battery backup sump pump system be installed in EVERY sump basin.  If you don’t have a battery backup sump pump system, you don’t have a sump pump at all!

I know I may sound like a broken record, because I am constantly telling everyone that they need a backup pump system.  We’ve learned that there are two basic types of people – those who have experienced a flood, and those who haven’t yet had the pleasure.  It’s for the latter group that I keep repeating myself, in the hope that they will take steps to protect themselves before it’s too late!

We’ve had a lot of calls recently from the former group, those who HAVE flooded before.  Many customers have said that although they have a backup pump system, the recent weather made them very nervous about another flood, and they came upon our website and were interested in our backup systems.  It’s clear: those who have flooded before would do almost anything to prevent it from happening again!

Don’t be an unfortunate victim.  Protect yourself.  Put in a good sump pump and battery backup system from The Sump Pump Company (serving Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Lincolnwood, Skokie, Niles, Evanston, the North and Northwest suburbs and Chicago’s North Side). and sleep well at night (even stormy nights)!

~ Dave

Standalone Battery Backup Unit – Get More Back-up

Don’t Stand For A Standalone Battery Backup Unit!

You may have seen battery backup power supply units available on the market that can provide power backup to anything plugged into them, including a regular sump pump.  It’s reasonable to ask why one wouldn’t want to just use a standard AC powered sump pump, along with a battery backup unit, for their sump pump system.  Well, there are a couple of very important reasons why I think that’s not a good idea at all!

First of all, the best thing about having a separate battery backup pump system is that when (not IF) your main pump fails, there is another pump right there to take over.  It is NOT ENOUGH to simply back up the power supply – you need an entire second system!

Another major problem I have with standalone battery backup units is the fact that I’ve never seen one that effectively tests and monitors itself.  When the batteries fail, you have no backup power source.  Batteries are GUARANTEED TO FAIL, and they usually do so much more rapidly than the equipment they’re meant to power.  Having a system that alerts you when there’s a problem is essential!

The backup power units that I’ve seen come with a standard duplex outlet (that means two places to plug something in).  The problem with that is the fact that these units can only supply a maximum of around 13 amps.  Most devices will not draw too much current by themselves.  However, if you plug TWO devices in and they both activate, you could end up with a dead backup unit…

PHCC Pro Series 2400 Battery Backup Sump Pump System
PHCC Pro Series 2400 Battery Backup Sump Pump System

The bottom line is a good dedicated battery backup sump pump system is almost always a better choice than a standalone battery backup power source.  Not only can you avoid the pitfalls I’ve just described, systems like our PHCC Pro 2400 also test their pumps regularly, and they monitor their float switches for problems as well.  No standalone battery backup unit that I’m aware of provides those features.

And remember, we’re talking about a critical system in your home.  If you don’t have a good battery backup sump pump, you don’t have a sump pump at all!  Don’t take chances, call The Sump Pump Company at 847-967-PUMP (7867) and enjoy the peace of mind you’ll experience knowing you’re protected.

~ Dave