A sump pump is set up in the basement

The recent spring rains serve as a reminder that waterproofing your basement is crucial. While having a sump pump is a good start, relying solely on it may not be enough. What happens if your sump pump malfunctions or if the power goes out? A non-working sump pump could lead to water damage in your basement. To safeguard against such scenarios, consider investing in a battery backup for your sump pump. Here are several reasons why it’s a smart choice:

  1. Power Outage Protection:

When the power in your home goes out, a battery backup ensures that your sump pump continues to function. Sump pumps typically run on electricity, so if the power fails during heavy rain, your basement could flood. Having a battery backup prevents this by keeping your sump pump operational even when the main power source is down.

  1. Winter Preparedness:

Cold nights can bring unexpected power outages. Imagine your sump pump freezing during a winter storm—it won’t be able to do its job. With a battery backup, you’re covered regardless of the weather.

  1. Alarm Reliability:

Many sump pump systems include high-water alarms. If there’s an issue and your basement starts flooding, the alarm alerts you. However, during a power outage, the alarm won’t work if your sump pump isn’t functioning. A battery backup ensures that the alarm remains active, providing early warning.

  1. Mitigating Pump Failures:

Not all sump pumps are equal; some inexpensive models may lack durability. Inefficient or undersized pumps can struggle during heavy downpours. A battery backup system acts as a safety net if your primary sump pump fails. Even when the main pump is working, the backup system’s battery stays charged.

Contact BDB Waterproofing to install a sump pump

Remember, protecting your basement is essential. If you’re considering a sump pump installation with a battery backup, reach out to BDB Waterproofing for professional assistance.

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Andrew Nostvick