A battery powered sump pump can make a huge difference in saving your home from extensive property damage during a major rainstorm. If your main pump becomes overwhelmed or fails due to a power outage or some other reason, your backup could help save thousands of dollars in repairs. That is why it is so important to make sure you have the right one for the job. Here are some ways to help you make the right choice.
When choosing a battery powered sump pump, it is important to know what types of batteries are available. While the power is on, an AC/DC backup will be able to run off of AC current without draining the battery. If you purchase a DC-only unit, it will only be able to run on battery power. Also, a marine battery is maintenance free, while a traditional battery that contains acid will need to be filled with water occasionally.
Battery Powered Sump Pump Float Switch
Aside from power outages, the main reason that a battery powered sump pump will be needed is when the main pump is unable to handle the amount of water in the sump pit. A backup with a float switch will sense that water has risen to a certain level and will help with pumping, basically providing double the pumping power.
There are some backup models on the market that can be programmed to text or e-mail your smart phone should a pump emergency take place. While this type of model will be more expensive, of course, you will likely find it to be a worthwhile investment – especially if you have a finished basement in your home.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of a battery powered sump pump, the experts with Basement Flood Protector can help. Contact us online or give us a call at 847-852-7150 or 866-930-7898.