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Battery Backup Sump Pump Systems
Would you like to double the power of your sump pump? Flotek Plumbing can install or repair your battery backup system in St. Charles, IL and surrounding areas Prevent your basement from flooding by calling our licensed, insured plumbers, who are specially trained in installing and maintaining these backup systems.
Why You Need a Battery Backup Sump Pump System
Most basements are below grade, making them subject to flooding. Sump pumps give water that seeps through your foundation a place to go. When the pump basin becomes full, your sump pump goes to work, removing the excess water.As long as the pump receives enough electricity to work, it's 100% reliable. However, torrential rains that cause basement flooding often bring high winds that can knock out the power in your neighborhood. This could leave you without electricity for several hours or even a few days. So, what happens to the water in your basement if the pump isn't working?
When the power goes out, it's important to have a backup system to prevent damage to your refinished basement and potentially other parts of your home. A sump pump battery backup system takes over if the sump pump can't get electricity from the grid. It continues pumping until the power turns back on. A Flotek plumber can help you determine the right backup system for your home.
As a homeowner, the structural integrity and overall safety of your home is important to you. A great majority of this relies on your foundation. If problems arise from water damage within your basement, you may need an extensive and expensive repair job. Fortunately, adding a sump pump provides extra flooding protection to your St. Charles, Illinois home. When there is water around your basement, from rain, melting snow, or flooding, a sump pump carries the excess to a nearby storm drain or dry well.
Yet, when stormy weather knocks out the electricity, your sump pump will also lose power. As you may know, Illinois often has unpredictable weather leading to these circumstances. However, if it has a battery backup, it operates for those long periods of time. Likewise, if there is a mechanical failure or switch failure with your primary system, you can rest assured the battery backup sump pump takes over. In this way, you can protect your home in any unforeseen situation.
At Flotek, we ensure you receive the correct sump pump system for your home and your basement. Our qualified and experienced plumbers perform your sump pump battery backup installation with precision. In addition, if you need sump pump battery backup repair, we will get it back up and in working order in no time
If you have difficulty deciding whether you need a sump pump battery backup, ask yourself:
- Does your sump pump run excessively? If your sump pump runs constantly, it may break down easily.
- Does your sump pump cycle on or off frequently? When your sump pump cycles on or off frequently, a large load of water is at fault and it can’t keep up.
- Is there water puddling around the sump pump? Water puddling around your sump pump is a sure sign that it cannot handle the amount of water around your home.
- Do you have overhead power lines? During storms, overhead power lines and utility poles lead to higher rates of power outages.
- Are there heavy rains or microbursts in your area? Heavy storms are responsible for many power outages and flooding. Without a backup, you pump may fail.
- Do you live at a low elevation? If your home is at a low elevation compared to the surrounding area, water is more likely to reach and pool around your foundation.
If you answered yes to any of the questions, a sump pump battery backup will help your basement remain flood-free.
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Sump Pump Battery Backup Systems
Here are the top four reasons that sump pumps fail:
- Mechanical failure
- Power outage
- Excessive use
- Switch failure
Sump pump backup battery systems can protect your basement from water infiltration and damage. If you need a new switch or other sump pump parts, our plumbers can make the repairs quickly and efficiently.
Is your basement prone to flooding or do you live in an area with frequent power outages? If so, it’s critical that you consider an affordable sump pump battery backup system to protect your home and belongings. These systems have saved numerous homes from water damage and mold infestation following a flood. The more vulnerable your home is to frequent, indoor water accumulation , the more relieved you'll be after installing a battery backup for your sump pump.
- Prevents expensive water damage.
- Works during power outages.
- Takes over if your primary system experience is a mechanical issue.
- Provides extra power during flooding situations.
If your current sump pump system handles the amount of water around your home with ease, yet you wish to have protection in power outages, you may need a battery backup for your existing sump pump. In this case, your sump pump wires to a battery backup device. In the event of a power outage, the sensor draws from the battery to run the sump pump.
Choosing the correct battery backup, determining the proximity of the wall-mount battery, and wiring battery cables from the battery to the sump pump require precision and care. It is best to let our Flotek Plumbing professionals handle the job. Then, you can rest assured your system will work during electricity failures.
At Flotek Plumbing, we understand cost is a determining factor in your decision to implement a sump pump battery backup. Yet, we also know sump pump battery backup installation can cost thousands of dollars in water and structural damage. That is why we offer reasonable prices for high-quality products and exceptional work.
The overall price for a sump pump battery backup installation depends on:
- Type of Battery: Although low-cost batteries are just as reliable as more expensive batteries, the latter has a longer run time.
- Pumping Capacity: Higher capacity sump pumps can process more water per hour. Your choice may depend on how much water you typically see in stormy seasons.
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Water Damage Protection
The Insurance Information Institute estimates the average water damage claim at over $10,000. Approximately 2% of homeowners file water damage claims each year. You can potentially keep your family out of that statistical group by installing a battery backup sump pump system.
Refinished basements cost thousands of dollars to complete. Don't let that money go to waste due to a mechanical failure or power outage. Instead, call the Flotek Plumbing team to get the right backup system installed in your home.
Pumps Through Power Outages
It only takes a tripped breaker or broken pump switch to put your sump pump out of commission. You may not even realize that there's a problem until it's too late. Battery backup sump pump systems have their own float switch, providing independent protection against mechanical issues with the sump pump. Additionally, you can buy hours or days of use in case the power doesn't come back on right away.
Protection Against Sump Pump Failure
In an emergency, it is important to have a sump pump to rely on. If your sump pump stops working due to a mechanical failure, excessive use, or a power outage, your home can flood easily. While sump pump repair and maintenance prevents some of these issues, a battery backup sump pump system is advantageous in the worst case scenario.
Although it performs a vital function, it's easy to forget about the sump pump in the corner of your basement floor. You might not even think about it until you get a rude reminder when it stops working and water seeps into your home.
Whether it's a jammed float switch or clogged intake screen, a number of mechanical issues can cause your sump pump to stop working. If that happens, you'll be happy that you invested in a battery backup sump pump system.
Extra Power for Your Sump Pump
Whether you purchase your home with an existing sump pump or install a sump pump with a calculated idea of excess water, the seasonal weather may change and the intensity of storms may shift. In St. Charles, IL, we receive a large amount of rain and snow. We also encounter storms throughout the year. A backup sump pump system activates if water levels suddenly become too high for your current sump to handle. It not only provides extra power, pumping out more water per hour, but it also alleviates the stress on your current system, reducing the chance of mechanical failures.