Be Proactive And Test Your Sump Pump Battery Backup
Water is one of the most destructive forces on earth. The last thing you want is water flowing through your house in a way you don’t control.
Whether you’ve faced water damage in your home before or not, you’ve probably heard enough horror stories to take action to prevent it from happening to you. That’s why you may have a sump pump in your basement or crawl space. But do you have a sump pump battery backup? Is it working?
Why your home needs a sump pump
Sump pumps are necessary for many homes across Atlanta. To avoid the possibility of having water seep into your basement or crawl space and doing extensive damage to your home, think of a sump pump as your insurance policy. It’s designed to catch groundwater as it tries to seep into your home, and pumps it away before it has a chance to impact your property. In some cases, a sump pump may pump away thousands of gallons of water per hour. Imagine that amount of water sitting in your basement.
There are two broad categories of sump pumps: submersible and pedestal pumps.
Submersible pumps sit in a pit often closer to the water source. They are quieter because they sit down in a pit, but they are also more challenging to maintain and wear out quicker than their counterparts.
Pedestal pumps are less expensive and easier to maintain, but because of the noise factor, they are often impractical when your basement is finished living space.
Which is best for you? Only you and one of our plumbing technicians should decide.
Let’s talk about backup
Having a sump pump is important. Equally important is having a sump pump battery backup. What happens if the system fails in the middle of a flood? What happens if a power outage shuts off the power to your sump pump right before the storm? That’s what a sump pump battery backup is – an insurance policy to further protect your home.
Why should you have a sump pump battery backup?
- They are easy to install
- They are easy to maintain
- They operate without a water supply, so there’s less chance of them failing
- They are reliable during power outages
Of course, there is still some maintenance to ensure your sump pump battery backup is working the way it should. You’ll have to test it periodically throughout the year. You’ll have to replace the battery at least once every five years. And you should have it inspected regularly – just like your sump pump.
Before the next storm hits your neighborhood, consider increasing peace of mind with a sump pump battery backup. It’s the perfect system for your home.