Why Battery Backup Sump Pumps Can Save You Money and Worry

battery backup sump pumpImagine you’re sitting at home in a downpour, your sump pump running, keeping your basement dry when suddenly, BOOM! the power goes out. Silence, except for the steady dripping of the rain, no humming of the sump pump as your basement begins to fill. What do you do?

If you were fortunate and spoke with one of our experts at Iowa Home Restoration & Repair earlier, you’ll quickly be hearing the soothing sound of your battery backup pump kicking in. You can sit back, light a couple of candles and ride the storm out, confident that your basement will remain dry.

Huh? A Battery Whatzit?

So, just what is a battery backup sump pump? It’s a secondary pump to help keep your basement dry. It will sit next to your primary pump, attached to a slow trickle marine battery. The battery is plugged into a charger that slowly keeps your battery ready to go. There are a couple of situations where you would want to have a battery backup sump pump installed in your home:

  • If the power goes out, the backup sump pump will operate in place of the main pump.
  • If your primary pump cannot keep up with the water, the backup pump will activate, helping to lower the water level.
  • If the primary pump fails for any reason, the backup pump will automatically take over.
  • If the float switch doesn’t work correctly on the main pump, the backup pump will kick in, taking over for the main pump.

Having an extra pump that doesn’t rely on power will give you the piece of mind of knowing that your home is protected. When does the power usually go out? During a storm, a bad storm. Just when you need your sump pump the most!

How Can I Get One of Those?

A battery backup pump can be installed anytime: you can add it during new construction or as an addition to an existing sump pump system. Most people know about the importance of a sump pump, but fewer people know about battery backup pumps or see them as an extra luxury. Call Iowa Home Restoration & Repair today, before the next big rain and have them show you how affordable and easy it is to install a battery back-up sump pump can be!

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