You may have installed a sump pump to protect your home and possessions from incurring water damage from snow melt or rainfall. However, a single sump pump may not be enough. Even the best-maintained pump is prone to failure. To avoid substantial damage, you should have a backup sump pump and alarm system to support the main sump pump so that if it fails, the backup system can prevent overflows, floods, and major water damage. The alarm system will let you know that there is a problem with the primary sump pump and the backup system is now in use. Below is a brief guide to the benefits of this emergency system.
How Does a Backup Sump Pump Work
Often, the conditions that increase the risk of water in your basement can also increase the risk of a pump overload or power outage that will render your regular sump pump useless. When this happens, your basement may flood, causing damage to appliances, belongings, and even the structure of your home. A backup pump is installed with a switch that is triggered if the main pump fails. This keeps water from creating a mess even if your sump pump is not working.
Why Should You Install a Backup Sump Pump
You may think your current sump pump is adequate and in good condition, but it’s better to plan for the unexpected. Debris could clog a pump that’s otherwise fully operational, and an unexpected mechanical failure could put your basement at risk. High-quality backup systems include an alarm system to inform you that your primary pump has failed and your backup is in use. This allows you to stay informed so that you can call a professional to address the primary pump issue.
If you go away for a week or two and there is heavy rainfall or snow melt while you are away, your basement is at risk of flooding. If you own a sump pump with a backup and alarm system, you will know that your basement is in good hands, even when you are not there.
If you want to install a backup sump pump and alarm system for your basement, you’ll need a professional for proper installation. Homeowners in Rochester, NY, Monroe County, and the surrounding areas rely on Pride Plumbing of Rochester. We offer Liberty Pumps® with the latest technology to make it easier to guard your basement. To schedule a service, call your neighborhood plumber, Pride Plumbing of Rochester at (585) 271-7150 or click here to schedule an appointment online.