Why Should I Install a Sump Pump Backup Battery?

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GENSUMPPUMPDid you know that your sump pump is one of the most important appliances in your home? It’s true! Of course, before you can appreciate its usefulness, you need to know what a sump pump is. In short, this handy-dandy device consists of two parts: a float switch and a mechanical pump. Most sump pumps are located in basements. Their primary job is to pump excess water out of your basement through a discharge pipe. A working sump pump protects your basement — and your home — from serious flooding! The integrity of your home thus depends on this often-overlooked little machine.

Sump pumps with battery backup are great to have in the event of a power outage! The intense storms that could flood your basement also often cause power outages. Ordinary electric sump pumps will not continue to operate if a falling tree snaps your power line. A battery-backup sump pump is a two-stage system: a 120-volt electric sump pump connects to a 12-volt backup pump. If the electricity does go out, your pump’s backup battery will start up automatically once the pump fills with water. Depending on your sump pump’s capacity, a backup battery typically costs anywhere between $300 and $600.

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