It’s always important as a homeowner to keep your basement dry. Whether your basement is finished or unfinished, you need to keep as much moisture out as much as you can. One of the best ways to keep water out of your basement is a sump pump. A sump pump takes water from the drainage and removes it from your house before it can build up and cause major damage.
A well maintained sump pump will help keep your basement free from water and all the havoc it can cause. However, as a homeowner, it’s important to be prepared when the power fails or your sump pump breaks. In short, you need a second line of defense against the moisture.
A Battery Backup Sump Pump is Essential to Maintaining a Dry Basement in Chicago
If your power fails or your old sump pump just breaks, you need to be prepared. That’s where a battery backup sump pump comes in to play. This device can help save you from expensive repairs and major water damage should your first line of defense fail.
A battery backup sump pump functions just as your primary sump pump when activated. The only difference is that it is power by a high capacity battery that keeps it running for 24+ hours at a time. It is a highly reliable safeguard for when the power goes out.
Some homeowners believe that all you need to protect yourself is a backup generator when the power goes out. However, most of these generators don’t actually keep your whole house powered up. Usually, they supply a limited number of circuits and the sump pump isn’t one of them. Since most power outages are caused by storms, you’re almost guaranteed to have water get in if your sump pump loses power.
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I like the idea of having the pump still running when the power goes out. I would imagine that having the sump pump functional would be the most important during storms strong enough to take out the power. I’ll have to consider getting a battery-powered pump installed.