Did you know if there is a power outage you can still keep your basement dry with a battery backup sump pump? We also install traditional sump pumps as well. Let’s discuss your options together.
How do sump pumps work?
Sump pumps are designed to move water using a pump system. They are generally located in a sump pump pit (15 to 30-gallon container made of plastic) that is buried below the finished floor in either a crawl space or basement. As rain or ground water enters the sump pump pit through a system of drainage pipes (perforated pipes that are buried around building’s foundation), a specially designed float system switches the sump pump on and off. The water is pumped out of the sump pump pit and away from the building through a discharge pipe. A sump pump should never discharge its water directly into a septic tank or sewer drain.
How are Sump Pumps powered?
Most are powered by 110-volt AC electricity (they are physically plugged into an outlet). Unfortunately, if there is a power outage during a storm, your electrically powered sump pump won’t work when you need it the most. One way to prevent this type of water damage is to install a sump pump with a battery backup system. Now if there is a power outage during a storm, your sump pump will still be able to keep your basement dry.
What is the difference between a Sump Pump and a Sewer Ejector Pump?
Sump pumps are designed to pump just water, whereas sewer ejector pumps are designed to move toilet waste water that includes solid debris.