Battery backup sump pumps are used to supplement your primary sump pump by providing several hours of protection from water damage if your primary pump fails due to power outages or mechanical failure.
When the primary pump stops working or can’t keep up with water volume, the backup sump pump float will engage . You can almost double your pumping capability with a backup pump.
Installing a backup sump pump is about protecting your property and peace of mind.
A dependable battery is important for a properly functioning backup system. There are various types of systems out there, most back up batteries run on a DC current system. However, there are some pumps that can alternate between AC/DC. Generally, having an independent primary AC pump and an independent DC back up with a dedicated battery (on a tender) is the recommended configuration.
Another Option to Consider; Water Alarm
If you want to ensure you know what is happening in your sump pump it, an alarm system is recommended. Some are as simple as an audible alarm, while others can send a message to your phone or email alerting you of an issue.
Nobody expects a flood to happen to them, however with a water management system not functioning properly the threat is very real. Every property owner with a sump pump should consider and price out the installation of a battery back up system.