Mother nature can definitely cause all sorts of issues on her own and flooding is one of them. Flooding can be avoided if proper care is taken in your home with a sump pump that includes and battery back up. If you’re not familiar with the plumbing in your home then this all may be a bit confusing. Our company would like to share with you a little bit about this topic, so you can have a better understanding of how it all works.
What IS a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a plumbing device that is designed to collect water in its basin and then push it out and away from your home. You can have either a pedestal or submersible pump installed. The pedestal is easier to service, while the submersible is easier to hide away (the submersible operates under water).
Why do I need a Sump Pump Back Up?
Sump pumps are sturdy and operate very well on their own, but a heavy enough storm can cause the power to go down anywhere. Should that occur it is prudent to have a battery back up sump pump which will do the job of your primary sump pump when the power has gone out.
It is important to make the distinction that your battery back up sump pump is an entirely separate pump from your primary pump. Your sump pump back up is geared to start working automatically if your primary pump fails. It isn’t just for power outages; other reasons your main pump could fail are:
- Your Main Pump Breaks Down: If your main sump pump should fails but your power is still on, the backup can take over until you are able to have your main replaced
- Your Main Pump Is Overwhelmed: Heavy flooding can cause both pumps to begin working when your main pump cannot keep up on its own.
As you can surmise, the main purpose of having a battery backup sump pump in your home is to be fully prepared for flooding. Your back up pump should come with a control box that turns on once a month to ensure that it is working properly. Should your back up pump fail, the control box should sound an alarm. You will also receive an alert should the power go out or if your battery needs to be replaced. Back up pumps are designed to fight disaster; having one in your home will bring you peace of mind as you won’t have to worry if a big storm is on the way – you will be covered!
If you have further questions about battery backed up sump pumps, need your current pump fixed and/or a new one installed, give us a call today at John THE Plumber Ottawa and we will send one of our qualified professional Ottawa Plumbers to you right away. Flooding can be a costly headache, make the call today
You’ll be Glad You Did!