Be Prepared in Edmonton with a Sump Pump Battery Backup

Your sump pump is one of those items you may not consider until you need it—then you expect that it’s operating as it should. Some homes with basements or crawl spaces are protected from ground water damage by a network of drainage pipes around the foundation. The pipes direct water into a shallow pit, or sump, where a sump pump pushes the water out and away from the house through a discharge pipe. A damaged or broken pump can swiftly allow water to overflow the sump and ravage your basement.

Although rather simple, a sump pump is one of the most essential and ignored disaster prevention devices in a home. Sump pumps work regularlyl each time water fills the sump, making them easy to forget about. While generally very reliable, it is only as good as the power that keeps it running.

When this simple system breaks down, the results can be ruinous, causing thousands of dollars in damage, daily disruptions caused by major repair work and higher insurance premiums for years to come. So spending some time and money on avoiding failure makes a lot of sense. That’s the appeal of sump pump battery backup systems—no matter what the reason for the pump failure, a backup system will save the day.

Advantages of battery backup systems

    • Simple to maintain
    • Basic installation
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Unlike water-powered systems, battery backup systems work when there’s no water supply
    • Functional during power outages

Considerations for battery backup systems

    • Battery may run down before power returns
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Battery water levels must be inspected every few months
    • Battery terminals must be cleaned twice a year
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Battery must be replaced every five years (and costs approximately $100)

So, when your sump pump starts acting different, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts to examine your concern and help you decide on new sump pump installation, repair or replacement for your Winnipeg home.

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