Sump pumps are important fixtures in homes across the country. They play an integral role in diverting ground and flood water away from homes and can go a long way in protecting your home’s foundation from water and structural damage. They work simply enough. Typically, they’re positioned in a 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.
Benefits of Installing a Backup Battery System
Chances are that your home will lose power at some point, so it’s really a question of when you will lose power, not if. 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 backup battery system can keep your sump pump running even during prolonged power outages or if your circuit breaker trips, cutting off power to your sump pump.
In short, having a battery backup system is a great safety precaution to implement in your home that is often overlooked by many homeowners until they experience their 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 the peace of mind in knowing that your home will be protected from flooding no matter what.
As an added 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.