As fall rapidly approaches, the heavy thunderstorms that accompany it are not far behind. That means your home needs to be prepared for possible flooding. One thing your home must have this season is a battery backup sump pump. Here’s why:
Avoid a Soggy Basement
Your sump pump runs on electricity. If a strong thunderstorm rolls through, knocking out power, your sump pump can fail. This can lead to a flooded basement, which could end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars to repair. Home Comfort Experts Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help you avoid this by simply installing a battery backup sump pump.
Know When You Have a Problem Immediately
Besides the fact that it can save you from a catastrophe if your power goes out, a battery backup sump pump can also warn you when there’s a problem. It is designed to start working when your main sump pump stops, or work together with your sump pump when the volume of water is extremely heavy. But one of it’s other awesome features is that it can signal an alarm if there are any problems with the battery, connections, or a clogged pump.
Other ways to safeguard yourself from a flooded basement also include:
- Double-check the sump pump’s valve operation by pouring water into the sump pit, and make sure it’s actually pumped outside.
- Make sure your gutters and downspouts are free of debris.
- Check the slope of your lot. Your home may have settled and the land may need to be re-graded to slope away from your home’s foundation.
Call Home Comfort Experts to install a batteryback up sump pump in your home today.