We have talked with hundreds of homeowners over the years who have had their basements unexpectedly flood due to a failed battery backup sump pump system. More often than not, the culprit is a dead battery. So before you invest in a backup sump pump system, it’s important to understand exactly how long the battery in your system will last and consider alternative backup sump pump options, such as a water-powered backup sump pump. […]
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Water-Powered vs Battery Backup Sump Pumps
If you are a homeowner looking to purchase a backup sump pump in addition to your primary electric pump, you have two options—a battery backup or a water-powered backup sump pump.
The most common is battery backups, which require purchasing both the pump itself and also a battery separately. However, water-powered backups have been steadily growing in popularity as homeowners become aware of their advantages. Water-powered backup sump pumps run using your home’s municipal water pressure—no batteries or electricity are needed at all. […]