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What Is a Battery Backup System and When Might You Need One?

Last updated 4 years ago

Your home’s sump pump keeps your basement from becoming a flood zone. When heavy rains and storms occur, however, a power outage can stop that sump pump from doing its job. A battery backup system will ensure that your home stays dry even during the worst weather.

What Is a Battery Backup System?
A battery backup system is a secondary sump pump that activates in the event that your primary sump pump fails. Sump pumps are hooked into your home’s electrical system, meaning they do not work when your power is out. Given that heavy storms often result in power outages, this means your sump pump could fail when you need it most. A battery backup system is as powerful as your primary sump pump but runs on a battery rather than on your home’s electrical power. Even if the power fails, your battery backup system will continue to prevent flooding in your basement.

Why Should You Get a Battery Backup System? 
Battery backup systems turn on automatically if your primary sump pump fails but water removal is still necessary. A backup system can prevent flooding—flooding can be extremely costly and even devastating if your basement is finished or contains important or irreplaceable belongings. If you leave town frequently, a battery backup system will ensure that you never return home to a flooded basement. Even in the event of foul weather and a power outage while you are away, the battery backup system will keep your basement and your belongings dry. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding or have had issues with basement flooding before, a battery backups system is also a wise investment.

If you’re worried about basement flooding, call Expert Plumbing Service of New Lenox at (708) 231-4792. Our experienced plumbers can discuss your home’s sump pump needs, as well as outline the benefits of investing in a battery backup system. Check out our website to learn more about common home plumbing and water concerns. 


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