Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems are an important addition to any home that has drainage issues. With a sump pump in your home the need to plan for the eventual failure of the pump, for any reason, is essential. In the following post you’ll gain an understanding of Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems and how they work.
Purposes for Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems
The purpose of Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems is to automatically deal with sump pump failures.This can occur for a number of reasons.
- Power failures at the outlet, breaker or utility company
- Burned out sump pump motors
- Jammed sump pump impellers
- Tangled or failed sump pump floats
- A lack of continuous monitoring with an alarm system
Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems Components
- Back up sump pump
- Back up power source
- Back up float switch
- Solid State monitoring and control
- An alarm in the case of primary sump pump failure, electrical outage or need for servicing the Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems
One of the ways Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems work is to act as a self monitoring system for the back up system itself. If the trickle charge battery loses its charging power source, the battery cables become corroded, the battery fluid level gets too low, or the Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems come on for any reason an alarm comes on with a troubleshooting light alerting you to the reason for the alarm.
Another way Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems work is to is to activate in the case of primary sump pump failure or can’t keep up with the incoming water flow. In this case, Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems start pumping and an alarm system activates with the same troubleshooting light alerting you to the reason for the alarm.
Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems aren’t a luxury. They are an absolute necessity if your home has a sump pump. If you have a finished basement they protect you from thousands of dollars of repairs. If you have an unfinished basement they protect your water heater and air conditioning system. An underused and usually partially clogged floor drain will not handle the overflow from the failed or overloaded sump pump. Any water entering the burner chamber of a water heater can and will damage the gas control valve and inner supply tubes and switches which, in most cases, means a new water heater. An air conditioning system with spray water that gets into the blower chamber all over the computer boards meaning expensive repair bills and a very hot or cold home while getting parts. But most troubling is the loss of personal and irreplaceable belongings such as family photos and belongings.
I understand that the investment necessary to install Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems can feel cost prohibitive but I urge you to consider the consequences of putting off installing it. In many cases, your home owners insurance can be reduced which will offset or, in some cases, completely make up for the expense. In all cases, it will save you money. All motors fail. All homes lose power. All sump pumps have minor problems. How often do you go downstairs? How often do you test or inspect you primary sump pump? Don’t be one of my customers with a long line of people tromping through your home ripping carpet out and throwing family photos in garbage bags while handing you a substantial insurance claim and deductible to be paid…
If you find that you would like a primary sump pump inspection or have had a flood due to a failed sump pump please don’t hesitate to call your friends at Advocate Master Plumbing. We install Battery Back Up Sump Pump Systems correctly and at a fair price.