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What is a Sump Pump?

If you are concerned about flooding in your Illinois home, a sump pump can be a lifesaver. A sump pump channels surplus ground water from your property into an appropriate drainage system. This type of equipment is submersible and sits at the bottom of a pit located at the lowest part of your building – usually the basement. Once the pit’s water reaches a certain level, the sump pump is triggered by a float switch and removes the water to a nearby drain

When You Need Sump Pump Services

While many properties come equipped with a sump pump already installed, there are cases where you need to decide if installing one is the right decision for you.

Here are some of the top signs you should consider a sump pump for your property:

  • Your current sump pump is over six years old
  • You keep valuable items in your basement that need protection
  • You live in a location that experiences heavy rainfall
  • You live in a flat area where water cannot naturally drain away from your property
  • Your basement has experienced flooding previously

Cost Breakdown

At Intelligent Service, we put our customer’s needs first and will do our best to give you quality parts and repairs at an affordable price. There are a few different types of pumps including submersible pumps and pedestal pumps. The price of sump pumps is entirely dependent on the type of sump pump you need and how big of an area your pump needs to service.


The average cost of a pedestal pump ranges from $58 to $170. The benefit of these pumps is that they generally last longer than submerged ones, however they are noisy and tend to take up space.


Submersible pump costs range between $100 to $400 and are quieter than pedestal. Because of their strength, these pumps are usually recommended for areas that experience a lot of flooding.

If you need a sump pump replacement, Intelligent Service is here to help guide your search. Our team will work with you to decide on the right equipment and approach for you, saving you both time and money.

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