What’s backing your sump pump

So many homes utilize sump pumps to keep their basements dry and in good condition.  What’s surprising is that many don’t have an adequate backup system in the event of an emergency.  Homeowners who don’t have backups installed risk flooded basements and ruined property, thus wasting the money they spent on the original sump pump.  If you have a sump pump, you should have a battery backup, and here are a couple options to consider.

Having a battery backup can mean two things.  The first meaning is having a battery system that will keep your sump pump running in the event of a power outage at your house.  Storms are the most common cause of outages, and with heavy rains accompanying most storms, it’s no time for your sump pump to stop working.

The other meaning of a battery backup is a separate pump that’s battery-operated.  These pumps are also good during power failures, but can also save the day if your main pump malfunctions or becomes overloaded.  Backup pumps  have their own sensors set slightly higher than the main pump and will kick on when the main pump, for whatever reason, cannot keep up with the water level.  The batteries in both types of backups will charge themselves when power is restored.

We work with many brands of battery backup sump pumps and are experts at installing them. Contact us to have a backup installed in your home before it’s too late.

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