For many of us our homes are our biggest investment. Protecting your home from water damage is an important part of maintaining your homes value. A reliable sump pump system that includes a backup pump is your biggest ally in your fight against water damage.
If your sump pump is powered by electricity you need to install a backup energy source in case of a power outage. Power outages are the number one cause of sump pump failures. To protect your home against this situation you need to install a battery or generator operated back up system. Generators are available that run on gasoline, natural gas and propane.
Installing an alternative power source for you your sump pump system is only the first step. For complete water damage protection in your home you should install a sump pump backup system. This second sump pump will save you home from water damage when the first sump pump fails for reasons other than power outages, such as: mechanical failures and pump overload.
Mechanical failures are the second most common source of sump pump failure. Antiquated systems break down unexpectedly leaving your home vulnerable to water damage and mold infestation. You can protect your home with a sump pump backup system in incase the primary system has mechanical issues.
A sump pump system that is functioning well and doing its job can still malfunction if it becomes clogged. Chunks of organic and inorganic matter get lodged in the sump pump and render it useless. You can protect your home with a sump pump back system that will turn on when the primary system becomes clogged. To keep your sump pump systems free of debris, clean them out regularly and after heavy storms.
When there is extreme weather in your area you may experience an unusual amount of rainfall. This causes your sump pump system to work overtime because the ground water levels are much higher than normal. Circumstances such as this can cause pump overload and sump pump failure. You can protect your home against water damage from pump overload with a sump pump backup system. This secondary system will turn on when your primary system is been damaged by pump overload.
Fully recovering from water damage in your home is costly and time consuming. You may have to replace flood soaked carpets, furniture, sub-flooring and drywall. Then there are always the precious things that can’t be replaced like photos and hard drives. Protecting your home by installing a sump pump back up system is a small price to pay in comparison.