Sump Pump Backup SystemsYour sump pump strives to keep your home dry. When it comes down to it, it tends to be the last line of barrier shielding everything in your basement from great amounts of water damage. And since its job is so significant and important, you should ensure you have this backup just in case your primary pump fails on you. Protect your property, whether residential or commercial, from lots of water damage. Taking some of these steps to not have to run into an overflow of your sump pump or a situation where your sewer backups.
What’s The Reason For A Sump Pump Failure?
Although there are many reasons for a sump pump failure in the first place, the failure in every which way cost you thousands in damages to your home and personal property. This does even account for the hassle and headache you will go through to have to fix these issues. Below are common reasons why your sump pump may fail.
- Loss of power due to an outage: Since sump pumps are powered electrically, A power outage from a storm or faulty wiring could potentially bring on trouble for your properties basement and lower levels.
- Discharge pipe that is clogged: Although a clogged discharge pipe will not always 100% stop the sump pump’s motor, it may simply be unable to remove the water it obtains. Eventually the sump pump will work itself so hard that the motor will burn out. Your basement may flood even before the motor is burned out since the water would not be able to be disposed of effectively in the first place.
- A defectively installed sump pump: When it comes down to installing a sump pump it is of great importance to do it correctly. We can not emphasize the number of times we have seen people install their own primary sump pump or backup sump pump incorrectly. Sump pumps are a very important appliance. It would be more wise to trust a professional who installs sump pumps for a career than to trust yourself or even a buddy. Yes, it will cost you more but it will be worth it when a huge storm comes rolling around 6 months down the line your basement stays just perfectly dry!
- A frozen discharge pipe: Like a clogged discharge pipe, a frozen discharge pipe will also block water from expelling out. This means that once spring comes around and all the snow melts, your discharge pipe could still remain frozen and end up burning out your sump pump.
Ways To Keep Your Sump Pump Backed Up
There are many ways to keep your basement dry but put the recommendation below together with some good home sump pump insurance and you will A OKAY if your basement does in fact end up failing on you.
- Have a backup battery installed: With a battery powered sump pump, a power outage won’t have any great effect on your property (unless it’s for many hours or days that is). However, if a battery powered sump pump is the main system you have installed, it wouldn’t hurt to look into a system that has a backup battery included. That way it can jump into gears when in need. You can even install a backup sump pump battery if your sump pump runs on your home’s electricity. To find out more about this, don’t be shy to call us and ask us for more details.
- Have a second sump pump installed: Backup sump pumps are much more complicated to install than primary sump pumps. Secondary sump pumps don’t just help if your primary dies on you, but they also aid in expelling the water when your first pump can not keep up. Secondary sump pumps can bring on huge amounts of relief during those heavy rainstorms that roll around a few times a year.
- Have a water powered sump pump installed: If you don’t want to worry about the electricity factors involved with sump pumps you can look into water powered ones sump pumps. In the scenario that your primary sump pump fails, your water powered backup sump pump has your back! It will use your homes own water source to create large amounts of suction in the sump pumps pit and expel the water back out. Water powered sump pumps should be installed by experienced plumbers in Illinois. The risks of trying to install them on your own are just too big.
Logic Plumbing & HVAC offers 24 Hour Emergency Services
Water contaminations and floods, especially with sewage backup, must be viewed as a crisis and should be managed as fast as physically possible. Logic Plumbing professionals are accessible 24 hours per day, every day. Logic Plumbers are water damage restoration specialists with specific skills, tools, and experience to securely restore you home or place of business. You can always count on Logic to fix your sump pump and backup sump pump needs.