What is a backup sump pump?
A backup sump pump is needed to prevent your basement from flooding when your main sump pump has failed or does not have the capacity to deal with the amount of water. There are several types of backup systems but the only one we will talk about is the battery backup sump pump. This is because the others are just not good options and if you are going to spend the money for a backup get one that you know will work. The important thing is that when you buy a backup sump pump that you ensure that you have a completely independent backup system.
So why do you need a backup sump pump?
There are many of reasons why you need a backup sump pump; your main sump pump could fail because of a power failure, it could get clogged up, the float may stick, the check valve could fail, or there could be to much water for the mail sump pump to handle. I’m sure I could come up with at least a dozen more reasons that having a backup sump pump is a necessity.
Battery Backup Sump Pump
The first backup sump pump we will talk about is also the most common system. The Battery Backup Sump Pump is a completely redundant system and work independently of your main sump pump. These types of systems come in main forms but the best provide the capability to monitor the pump and the battery condition. They can also run from the main power when it is available.
When you buy a battery backup sump pump make sure that you by a system that has the same capacity as your main system. It should also provide a alarm and to notify you if it is in use or if the battery is going bad. Not much use in having a backup if it doesn’t work when you need it.
The battery backup sump pump system is really the best choose for your home.