3 Reasons to Install a Battery Backup for Your Sump Pump
Sump pumps are a crucial appliance for any homeowner with a basement, especially for homes in areas that experience inclement weather. They help protect your home from water damage caused by heavy rains, sudden snow melts, and flooding. Because of the nature of a sump pump, you need them to be functioning fully in the event of extreme weather.
Unfortunately, extreme weather can also often cause electricity outages, rendering your sump pump useless if you don’t have a battery backup installed. Common reasons to have a sump pump battery backup installed include high frequency due to rainstorms, numerous power outages each year, and protecting a finished basement.
When it’s a smart idea to have a battery backup
If you’re on the fence about whether or not a battery backup system is worth the expense for your sump pump system, consider these three questions when making your decision.
- Do you notice your sump pump operating frequently during rainstorms? If your sump pump is often in use when it rains, it means you depend on the appliance more than most to keep your home dry. Pay attention to the frequency of use of your sump pump when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and think about what could happen if the pump failed to function during those times.
- Have you experienced several power outages this year? If so, a battery backup system is in your best interest. Risking a power outage during a time of heavy rains can be catastrophic to your basement if the sump pump cannot function. A battery backup protects you from this event and provides peace of mind in knowing the sump pump will still operate even if the electricity goes out.
- Is your basement finished? A finished basement can be very costly to fix if you experience any amount of flooding in your home. A battery backup system for your sump pump is a very small expense compared to having to redo flooring, drywall, replace furniture, and anything else that could potentially be ruined in the event of excess moisture or water damage.
Did you answer ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions? Then, consider installing a battery backup for your sump pump to protect your property and your peace of mind. Battery backup systems are relatively easy for a professional to install and could end up saving you a significant amount of money in the long run.