We don’t often think about the sump pump. It’s down in the basement, out of sight and out of mind. In reality, your sump pump is one of the hardest working pieces of equipment in your house.
A typical submersible sump pump drains water year-round, and when a rainstorm hits the sump pump works overtime keeping your basement from flooding.
So, here are a couple of things to consider:
- Sump pumps are mechanical and will eventually fail. The average sump pump life is 10 years.
- If your sump pump fails during a rainstorm, water can flood your basement in a matter of minutes. It doesn’t take much water to cause thousands of dollars in damage.
- Basement flooding can ruin your furnace, water heater and other mechanical and electrical devices.
- Sump pumps should be checked for proper operation annually. Don’t wait for a rainstorm to find out your sump pump doesn’t work.
What If the Power Goes Out?
A sump pump with a battery backup will run even when the power is out. If you have a finished basement, a battery backup system is essential.
Battery backup systems range from basic to very elaborate. While you don’t need to spend a fortune, you will find that for a few extra dollars you can get a good quality battery backup sump pump. These systems give you an extra measure of defense. They not only protect your belongings in case of a power failure but automatically kick in should your primary sump pump fail.
Aqua Home Services offers a variety of quality sump pumps and sump pump backup systems. These systems provide around the clock protection. We can help you determine which sump pump system is right for your home.