Category: Backup Sump Pumps

How Long Does a Backup Sump Pump Battery Last?

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]