Backup Sump Pumps in Avon, Ohio
Having a sump pump doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking. Sump pumps are your best line of defense against storm flooding during a major rain storm.
Many things can stop your sump pump from protecting your basement. Loss of power, under-sized pumps, air bound discharge systems and age, all come into play when these machines are trying to do their job. Having a backup sump pump system can mitigate most of these issues and help keep you dry.
Backup Sump Pump Types
There are many forms of backup sump systems on the market today. Backup sump pump systems include:
- Natural gas standby generators
- Adding a second electric sump pump to the system
- Battery powered backup sump pump systems
Each system has its benefits depending on your needs and circumstances.
Which System Is Right For Me?
Ultimately the best arrangement is a natural gas standby generator, two electric sump pumps properly sized for your home, a hi-water alarm , proper discharge piping and annual maintenance of the system. This system not only will keep you dry but will provide you with electricity to other key circuits in your home if the power goes out.
If your power does not go out very often, then the best arrangement is two electric sump pumps properly sized for your home, a hi-water alarm, proper discharge piping and annual maintenance of the system. This backup sump pump system is economical and powerful.
The last backup sump pump arrangement is one of the most common systems. It consist of a properly sized electric sump pump, a properly sized “battery” backup sump pump, proper discharge piping and annual maintenance. This system provides good protection but has limitations when the power goes out during a heavy rain storm.
Knowing which system is right for your home is a challenge in itself. There are many factors to be considered. If you are interested in a backup sump pump system give us a call. We will come out and evaluate the system and provide you with options that fit your life style and budget.