In today’s world we have the advantage of being able to back up almost everything we own. When it comes to keeping your basement dry that includes the sump pump system. Technological advancements in using batteries to power our world have led to major improvements in battery back up pumping systems. These advancements have provided us with longer battery life, increased capacity, improved diagnostics, remote notification and many other improvements. Certain back up systems have the ability to automatically switch from house power to battery power depending on the situation. Providing homeowners and property mangers with increased pumping capacity if needed. In addition to increased capacity these back up pumps will perform as a solid stand in for your primary sump pump should it stop pumping. Of course the main reason most homeowners and property managers install a battery back up sump pump is to protect against power outages.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with battery backup pumping systems here is a list of features you should look for.
- AUTO SWITCH BETWEEN AC AND DC POWER SOURCES
- RECHARGES AUTOMATICALLY
- BATTERY POWER LEVEL INDICATOR
- PUMP CAN RUN ON BOTH REGULAR POWER AND BATTERY POWER
- AUDIBLE ALARM WHEN ACTIVATED
- PUMP TEST RUNS A TEST CYCLE WEEKLY
- ABILITY TO ADD REMOTE NOTIFICATION (TEXT MESSAGE OR EMAIL)
Most of all be proactive. Backup protection only works if it’s in place before there is a problem. So don’t wait or try to anticipate a problem before it happens. If you want the added protection that a solid, state of the art, battery backup sump pump system can provide you need to get it installed now.