Flooding causes notable damage to homes in the United States and other places across the world. Even if your home is not located in a flood plain or an area that is prone to flooding, the house could be affected by heavy rains. During heavy storms, surface runoff can flow into your home at a higher rate.
Another problem that you are likely to encounter during heavy storms is power outages. It is estimated that if your home has no power for just five minutes or your sump pump fails for the same amount of time, your home will be filled with more than 90 gallons of floodwater. If the flooding continues for more than one hour, your home will be filled with more than 1000 gallons of water, which will cause notable damage.
Fungus and mold are also likely to grow in your home within 24-48 hours after an event of flooding.
You can avoid the problem of flooding in your home by installing a sump pump with a battery backup system. Here is what you need to know about a sump pump with a battery backup system and the key benefits that you will get by installing this equipment.
What Is a Sump Pump with a Battery Backup System?
A sump pump with a battery backup system is a system for backing up your home’s sump pump. The equipment is installed next to your primary sump pump. The battery backup sump pump has a float switch that is set higher than that of the primary pump, so it will detect when the primary pump is not functioning and turn on automatically.
The battery backup sump pump also detects when AC power fails and switches on automatically.
Benefits of a Sump Pump with a Battery Backup System
When you install a sump pump with a battery backup system, you significantly reduce the risk of water flooding your home and causing damage.
A sump pump with a battery backup system has its own battery system and turns on automatically when there is a power outage or when the main sump pump fails. These features enable the device to function and pump out water even when there is no AC power or when the primary sump malfunctions.
Heavy rains or snow melt can increase the amount of water reaching the main sump pump and overwhelm it. Sump pumps with battery backup systems detect when the water level is too high and turn automatically, thus helping the primary sump pump.
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