Tag: Power Outages

How Much Water Does a Water-Powered Sump Pump Use?

A very common question people ask when they learn about water-powered backup sump pumps is, “How much water does it use?” This is a great question, since unlike other emergency backup pumps that use batteries, water-powered pumps rely on your home’s water pressure to generate their pumping power. You don’t have to worry about using electricity or batteries, but it does use some water.

We can’t speak to other water powered sump pumps, but we can give you an idea of how much water our Water Commander™ water-powered backup sump pump uses. […]

Why You Need a Backup Sump Pump

A primary sump pump is the first line of defense against basement flooding. However, it is often an insufficient by itself and many homeowners have learned the hard way that in addition to the primary sump pump, a backup sump pump is also an absolute necessity.

There are three reasons why you need to install a backup sump pump system today in tandem to your primary sump pump:

  1. Your primary sump pump will not run during power outages
  2. During heavy rains, primary sump pumps will often be overwhelmed
  3. Primary sump pumps can unexpectedly fail

Let’s dig into each of these reasons to have a backup sump pump. […]