Why Does This Happen?
The problem is, typical sump pump systems rely on the electricity mains for power. This is all well and good as long as the power is still on, but storms, lightning, and floods, can all trip the mains and cause power outages. If they last long enough, your basement could flood while the pump is out of use.
Sump pumps may also break if they are badly made, or are cheap models that are not used to dealing with extreme amounts of rain. The motor can have trouble pumping the water out, and they can actually fail. However, the most common cause of failure is power outage.
The backup sump pump systems are usually battery powered. A large car-sized battery is connected to a secondary sump pump, which is hung above your main pump. In the event that the power fails, the battery powered pump will kick in and save the day. It doesn’t have the capacity of an electric sump pump, but is useful for when the power fails.
There are also other solutions available, depending on your exact situation and preferences. We can install water-powered, or even generator powered backup sump pumps. If your sump pump’s individual power has failed, we can repair it, or install a new and more sophisticated system for you.
Contact us today to find out more, or to arrange a free consultation, and get your sump pump backup system.
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