Battery Backup Sump Pump
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When it comes to protecting your home from water, two sump pumps are always better than one. Battery backup sump pumps provide protection against flooding when your power goes out.
No Power = No Pump
These backup pumps will automatically turn on and provide flood protection for your basement until power is restored. For those of us that have experienced basement flooding, a battery backup sump pump is not merely a luxury, but a necessity.
How A Battery Backup Works
Our ECP (Earth Contact Products) battery backup sump pump systems monitor your whole waterproofing system with a controller and then switch your sump system from AC power to DC if there is an interruption in the electrical service. These controllers will then recharge the battery once AC power is restored.
Audible alarms inform you of this instance, but no action is needed on your part for most of the systems. These systems can even call your cell phone and inform you of an interruption to warn you about your freezer or other appliances.
Battery Backup Sump Pumps for Waterproofing
If the system is not efficient, it will drain the battery quickly and put your basement at risk. Your basement may also be at risk if your backup cannot keep up with the amount of water entering your sump basin.
During severe weather, the primary sump pump may not be able to keep up well enough to keep the basement from flooding.
When You May Need A Battery Backup
Some instances in which it is particularly useful to have a battery backup sump pump include:
- Heavy Spring Storms: During the springtime, it is not uncommon for heavy rains to cause basement flooding. A battery backup sump pump provides added protection from the possibility of a wet basement.
- Flash Flooding: If you live near a body of water, storms, and heavy rains could bring about flash floods, which are a source of basement flooding. Backup sump pumps can reduce the chances of flooding by removing more water from your home.
- Power Outages: Any time that the power goes out, such as during a storm, the primary sump pump will turn off. Battery backup sump pumps are able to keep running since they run on battery power.
If you have any questions on this topic, please give us a call. We are the top provider of battery backup sump pumps in Alabama. Stop worrying about your basement and invest in a battery backup sump pump from Nichols / Grout Tech today.