If you live in an area prone to flooding or just desire peace of mind, we highly recommend installing a battery back-up sump pump in your home to operate if the first pump fails. Battery back-up sump pumps are as powerful and effective as your main sump pump but turns on automatically when it is triggered under certain circumstances. Our plumbers at Precision Plumbing, Heating and Cooling are highly skilled in installing battery back-up sump pumps and our equipment ensures additional peace of mind through warranty coverage at a minimum of one year.
If your area is prone to flooding and you have an existing primary sump pump, you will need a back-up. It is very important to have a functional back-up sump pump that can activate when your primary fails. All primary sump pumps will fail at some point, so it is always good to have a back-up installed just in case. Don’t want to be caught with a flooding emergency just to find out that your only sump pump is not working? Have us install a battery back-up sump pump for you today.
In order for it to do its job, you need a back-up sump pump that will kick in without fault when your primary sump pump fails. Sometimes the back-ups will sit in your basement for years without being turned on, which means that they should be even better quality than your primary sump pump (which sometimes means more expensive). However, the cost will be worth it when your house is saved from considerable damage after a primary sump-pump failure, so it is better not to go for a cheaper battery back-up option.
Battery back-up sump pumps can range in size from 400 gallons per hour to 3,000 gallons per hour. There are also charts available that can help you know how long your primary sump pump will run on a full charge. Unlike a car battery, the battery in the back-up sump pump is designed to withstand long periods of not being used. They should also come with an automatic battery charger to recharge your batteries after use.
If you need a battery back-up sump pump installed, don’t hesitate to call Precision Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in suburban Chicagoland. Our service is always professional, courteous and efficient. Call us today…Is today soon enough?