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Is a Battery Back-up Sump Pump Really That Necessary?

Is Battery Back-up Sump Pump necessarySump pumps are an essential part of keeping basements dry, as they remove any water that has accumulated in the water basin and redirect it to another area like a dry well or storm sewer. Sump pumps typically run in conjunction with a waterproofing system, in the event that the water table is located above the foundation of your home and water or dampness becomes an issue. Excess water can greatly affect the structure of your home, most notably at the site of the foundation, so having a good water redirecting and removal system in place is an important part of taking care of your home.

The sump pump is one of the most important elements of your water removal or redirecting system. It can either be submersed in the basin itself or located at the top of the basin, and is typically wired into the home’s electrical system. It’s a common element in most homes, but have you ever wondered what would happen if the power went out? We all know that when it comes to a loss of power, it’s not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “when.” The last thing you want is to come home after a power outage, only to find that your basement has flooded. If the pump isn’t working, the basin has the potential to overflow, and could lead to damage.

However, having a battery backup system provides a simple and effective solution. Having an emergency battery backup for your sump pump will mean that your pump will be able to keep running, despite any loss from the main source of power. While power outages are a direct and obvious concern, battery backup for your sump pump is also essential in the event that the home’s circuit breaker gets tripped and cuts power to the pump, or if the power to the sump pump in any other way.

Despite the source of the loss of power, if there isn’t any electricity, your pump won’t work, which is why having a battery backup system is so important. It’s a small precaution that is sometimes overlooked, until you experience what happens when your sump pump isn’t working. Why take the risk? Installing a battery backup for your sump pump will ensure that your sump pump will always have access to an independent power source to keep it in continued, good working order, no matter what the circumstances. Sometimes, all it takes is a 12V battery backup system, and let’s face it: you can’t put a price on peace of mind. A small investment up front could help prevent costly damage in the future. At London Pump Supply Ltd., we have a complete inventory of parts and accessories in stock for your convenience, so you can check out a sample of our inventory online , or if you find yourself outside of Southwestern Ontario, give us a call to discuss our convenient shipping options. Our experienced professionals will be happy to help you select a battery backup system to best suit your current sump pump system.