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Be Prepared for Electrical Outages with a Backup Sump Pump

Mar. 10, 2017
You never know when a big storm, fallen tree or other issue may cause an electrical outage. And often times, electrical outages are paired with heavy rains – a real one-two punch for homes with sump pumps. Most primary sump pumps need electricity for the motor to run and pump out water. When there is a power outage, those with electrical sump pumps are at a higher risk for flooding because their sump pumps will not run, causing flooded basements and oftentimes resulting in thousands of dollars of damage to their homes. So what can you do to prevent this? The answer is simple; install an emergency backup sump pump.

Water-Powered Backup Sump Pump
A water-powered backup sump pump is a great choice for homeowners using city water, because even when the power is out, they still have running water. A water-powered sump pump will automatically kick on when the electricity goes out, therefore working as a backup to the main sump pump. It works by using fresh water from the pipes to power the motor and force excess water from the basement through a separate discharge line. Many sump pumps are equipped with a monitoring system that will sound an alarm when maintenance is needed or a problem arises.

Battery-Powered Backup Sump Pump
A battery-powered backup sump pump is often utilized by homeowners who use well water, because the well requires electricity to pump water and therefore these homeowners cannot use a water-powered sump pump when there is a power outage. A battery-operated sump pump depends on a marine grade battery to power the motor and force excess water from the home. These pumps are often equipped with an alarm to warn homeowners when maintenance is needed.

Install a Backup Sump Pump Today
Contact us today to have one of our licensed plumbers install a backup sump pump in your home. Call (248) 579-4025 or book online.
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24565 Hallwood Ct
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
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