Your sump pump has a dirty, important job. Inside your basement or crawlspace, the sump pump takes excess water and pumps it safely away from your home. For homeowners that regularly face the threat of flooding, having a sump pump is a must.
But what happens if your sump pump takes more than it can handle? What happens when the electricity powering your sump pump goes out? Having a backup can protect your home or business from expensive damages. For a quote on back up sump pumps in Fontana, CA, talk to one of our plumbers at (909) 684-1915.
Why Use a Back Up Sump Pump?
Flooding causes billions of dollars in damages for Americans every year. For homeowners that regularly face the threat of flooding, sump pumps are often all that stands between them and expensive water damage. The problem with many pumps, however, is that they rely on the home’s electricity for power. The same storms that cause flooding in the first place can knock out electric lines and prevent your sump pump from doing its job.
Back up sump pumps operate on battery power to avoid this danger. In the event of a power outage, your backup continues operating for hours without blinking an eye. When the power comes back, your primary sump pump and its backup work together for boosted water-removing capability.
What Sort of Back Up Pump Do I Need?
Battery powered sump pumps vary in capability, power source, and activation method. Each homeowner can find one that works best for them. For homeowners with especially high flood risk, you’ll probably want to choose a high-powered model with AC + DC power sourcing (meaning the back up sump pump can run off electricity or battery) and a float switch activation. Talk to one of our specialists about which model may work best for your needs.
Have you suffered flood damages in the past? If you’re looking to avoid water damages in your home, consider getting a back up sump pump in Fontana, CA. To talk to one of our plumbers at A O Dowd Plumbing Inc. about which backup may be right for you, give us a call at (909) 684-1915. Be sure to check out our repair services for busted pipes too!