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If you have a finished basement or store valuables in your unfinished basement, this is basement insurance for your home. Imagine a power outage and your sump pump goes useless during a thunderstorm. Or what if your sump pump fails prematurely or is at the end of its life (about 7 years)? Would you know before it’s too late? A Battery Backup sump pump is your best insurance to protect your basement and any valuables you store there.
A Battery Backup Sump Pump saves the day when your regular sump pump:
- Fails as a result of a power outage
- Has unexpected pump failure
- Has a float switch failure
- Is unable to keep up with incoming waterA backup pump is an inexpensive insurance policy eliminating the headaches and cost associated with a flooded basement.
How Does It Work?
Your AC/DC battery backup pump will switch automatically to battery when power fails or your main pump fails. It can also pump along with your main sump pump when there is more water than your main pump can handle. A backup pump will typically handle 1000 to 2200 gallons per hour. It also has a maintenance alarm to notify you that service is needed. It’s the best insurance for your basement and belongings!
Sump Pump Tip
It is important to 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”.
One of the most important plumbing products in your home is your residential sump pump. The primary sump pump typically does most of the work. Water flows into your sump pit, as the water rises the float switch rises and activates the pump. The pump then draws water from the pit and pushes it out the side of your home. In addition to your primary pump. A battery back-up system is a must-have item. A battery back-up sump pump system is a secondary pump powered by a heavy duty stand-by battery. The battery backup pump takes over when your home loses power, which is typical in a Midwestern storm, or when the primary pump fails for any reason, and eventually all primary pumps do fail. A secondary float switch will trigger the back up pump which takes over and pulls the water out of the pit and out the side of your house. If you have a finished basement or store valuables in your unfinished basement, this is basement insurance for your home. Sump Pumps – Kansas City we rear or install them.