Why You Need A Battery Backup For Your Sump Pump
It’s essential to have a battery back up for your sump pump in case you lose power. The last thing you want to come home to is a flooded basement because you lost power during a storm, but that’s what can happen if your sump pump stops working and the basin overflows. Fortunately, a battery backup for your sump pump can keep your sump pump running even during prolonged power outages or if your circuit breaker trips, cutting off power to your sump pump.
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How A Sump Pump Works
Sump pumps are typically positioned in the corner of a basement in a pit. As groundwater or floodwater begins filling the sump pump pit, a sensor alerts the pump automatically once the water rises to a certain point and begins pumping water through a discharge pipe away from your home.
But what happens if the power goes out in your home? Can you still protect your home from flooding? Well, yes, as long as you have a backup battery for your sump pump. In short, having a battery backup system is a great safety precaution to implement in your home that many homeowners often overlook until they experience an outage themselves.
You can stay ahead of costly problems by installing a battery backup system yourself to keep your sump pump running optimally. In many cases, all it takes is installing a 12V battery system to give you peace of mind in knowing that your home will be protected from flooding no matter what.
As a bonus, many battery backup systems are easy to install and maintain. They’re able to function even if there is no water to pump, though it’s a good idea to check them frequently. In addition, it’s important to note that battery systems can run out before a power outage ends, so it’s important to choose a backup system that’s likely to meet the demands of your home during an outage.
If you’re unsure about what type of battery backup system is right for your home or if you have questions about an existing backup system, give the friendly professionals at Epp Foundation Repair a call today for a consultation.