There’s a storm
. Your basement is taking on water and your sump pump is working great…well, until it doesn’t. Now what? We suggest you consider purchasing a battery backup sump pump. This purchase could be the smartest decision you’ll make for your basement. Having a supplement to your primary sump pump will ensure that your basement is protected – even when the primary pump fails.
A backup system is so important – BUT – it can only be effective if you select the right battery backup sump pump. Here’s a list of the features you should consider when researching your purchase.
There two main types of batteries to choose from. Deep-cycle batteries are maintenance free and are often sealed.
Wet-cell batteries are like the ones used in vehicles. The downside of these types of batteries is that you will have to add distilled water to them occasionally. This ensures that the cells in the batteries do not dry out and become damaged.
The battery power
You’ll be asked to choose from AC/DC and DC batteries. AC/DC batteries offer the advantage of being able to run off the main power source when it is still on and DC power when the mains power goes off. DC powered batteries only run on battery power.
The float switch
It’s important to include a float switch in the purchase of a battery backup sump pump. The float switch will determine when the backup pump is triggered to come on. This switch should be installed above that of the primary pump. This step ensures that the backup system will start running when there is a rapid snow melt or a storm that produces too much water for the primary system to handle. The result is a doubling of your pumping power.
Changes in Sump Pump technology
There are many changes in technology that have occurred over the past few years. Sump pump manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve on their products. So, it’s worth taking the time to read up on sump pumps and the latest changes in technology. This will ensure that you purchase a sump pump that offers better features than the previous generation pumps.
New generation sump pumps include alarms, programmable pumps, and smart pumps that you can control via smart phone apps!
Toledo Basement Repair
is here to help you determine the type and size of pump you need installed in your basement. We’ll give you all the information you need to make an informed choice and get the system that best fits your needs. We’ll also expertly install the system, with as little disruption to your home as possible! Just us a call TODAY to schedule and estimate. (419) 297-6138