Sump Pumps are pretty basic products. They help remove excess ground water from the foundation of your home so it does not saturate your floor and flood your basement.
Water, as people are reminded each spring and summer, will completely destroy a finished basement, not to mention create an environment for mold, mildew and other unhealthy conditions.
The good news is an average sump pump will last ten to fifteen years. They are generally very durable and need very little attention.
The bad news is because the actual use will vary widely, it is tough to predict the exact life span. And, if your sump pump fails at the wrong time, it could mean a catastrophic failure with a great deal of water damage.
So what is the answer?
Battery Backup Sump Pumps Are The Answer
One thing we encourage homeowners to consider is a battery backup sump pump designed to kick in if the primary pump fails. The battery backup will pump about 30 gallons per minute and will protect basement against flooding ground water.
The battery backup sump pump is designed to buy time while the main sump pump is replaced. It is equipped with an alarm to signal when the main sump pump fails. Whether the primary sump pump breaks down or power goes out, you will know your battery sump pump is in service. The reality is it is not uncommon for storms with heavy rains to knock out power. For many, a battery powered backup sump pump is the only line of defense they have against a flooded basement.
A sump pump, coupled with a battery backup sump pump may be the best flood insurance for a basement a homeowner can have.
Sauk Plains Plumbing and Pumps serves western Dane County including Middleton, Cross Plains, Waunakee, Verona Black Earth, Mount Horeb and Fitchburg WI. We can help you gain peace of mind in by installing a dependable sump pump system for your needs. Give our expert plumbers a call at 608-798-2121 or email to get the best sump pump options installed in your home.