We’ve seen it too many times. A thunderstorm rolls through. The electricity goes out and takes the sump pump’s ability to pump right along with it. Unfortunately, many times the homeowner doesn’t realize the pump has stopped pumping until the basement is flooded and possessions are ruined.
The solution is surprisingly simple — a battery back-up sump pump.
Sump Pump Tip
Check your sump pump regularly to make sure it is in proper working condition.
1) Remove the cover and slowly pour water into the sump pit.
2) Watch for the “float” to rise and trigger the pump.
3) Once the pump is engaged, the water level will quickly lower and the float will shut off the pump. This is what is called “a normal sump cycle”.