Do You Have A Sump Pump Backup in Your Atlanta Home?
There’s an ancient proverb that says “when it rains, it pours.” In some instances, we can take those words at face value. We’ve all been privy to times when the rain starts in and never seems to stop. We watch the water accumulate throughout our yards. It builds up in the streets. Makes rivers overflow.
And unfortunately, at times it also accumulates in our homes as well.
Depending on where you live here in Atlanta, you may require a sump pump to keep your basement or your crawl space safe and dry. A sump pump is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home that can help you avoid potential disaster. It’s also one of the least thought about, the least ignored fixtures in our homes.
If you don’t have a sump pump in place, the water has nowhere to go except into your home. It can quickly cause thousands of dollars in damage, which can cause you many days of disruption as your home is being repaired.
If you live in an area prone to flooding, a sump pump is your first line of defense in keeping water at bay. Sump pumps typically fail because:
- The sump pump is too small to handle the amount of water flowing into your home
- The sump pump loses its pumping efficiency before it completes the job
- Motor burnout
- The electricity to the sump pump is cut off
- Power outages
To ensure your sump pump is ready for your needs every day of the year:
Purchase the correct sump pump for your needs. One that can’t keep up with the water flow won’t help keep your home safe and dry.
Purchase a backup system. Backups come in different formats: battery backup, water powered backup, and generator powered backup. Each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. A technician can help you determine which is best for your needs.
Sump Pump Back System Installation in Atlanta
Do you have a sump pump in your home? Is it ready for the wild weather that is sure to come our way in the coming months?