Why you need a Battery Backup Sump Pump

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN

Do you have a sump pump in your basement, then you already are taking precaution to prevent another flooding incident. You may already have dealt with such an unfortunate circumstance and know without a doubt that you never want to deal with that headache, and expense, again. Did you know, however, that even with a sump pump that there still is a risk of your basement flooding again? Here are four reasons why you need a battery backup sump pump as provided to you by your Nashville basement waterproofing experts at AmeriCare Services. 

We understand that having a sump pump installed is a large investment, but there still is a chance that something could go wrong. But,preparing ahead of time will help prevent a mishap.

Power goes out

Power outages are common during the winters here in Middle Tennessee. While we may not get much snow, there’s one thing for certain – ice! We tend to get icy messes and strong winds that can cause a power outage. Since sump pumps run off electricity, you could end up with a basement flood if you don’t have a battery backup sump pump.

A battery backup sump pump will kick on in the event that you experience a power outage. Therefore, you can have peace of mind knowing that your sump pump is going to work with or without any electricity.

Pump failure

Just like any other household appliance or machines, sump pumps can fail, although usually not until they have served out their lifespan.If, however, your sump pump does happen to fail, you don’t want to get caught up a creek without a paddle – pun intended. Having a battery operated sump pump will ensure that you still are protected even if your main unit fails or is out of service for a few days.

Can’t keep up

It is possible that you encounter a situation in which there is so much water coming in such as during a storm that your sump pump simply cannot keep up. Having a battery operated sump pump to help pick up the slack may be just what you need to ensure you don’t end up with a flood in your basement!

Float switch hangup

Sump pumps kick on by way of a float switch. Once water reaches the float switch, it turns the unit on to start pumping water out. However, if the switch ever goes faulty or gets stuck, well, you know where this is going….your primary sump pump won’t turn on. This, again, is the type of situation in which a battery backup sump pump comes in handy.

Backup Sump Pump Installation in Nashville

If you would like to learn more about sump pumps, backup sump pumps or see if your home could benefit from these services, please call your basement and crawlspace professionals in Murfreesboro at AmeriCare Services by dialing (615) 893-7111. We provide services to homes and businesses in Middle Tennessee communities including Nashville, Mt. Juliet, and Murfreesboro.