Sump pumps are to be made sure to be running regularly especially if your home has a basement that could have a problem with flooding. Possibility of a basement flooding occurs when a storm is due when the time is most amount of water gets into our sump. Usually, power goes out during a storm and would have our basement flooding scenario, thus, to avoid this event to happen, we need to have a backup sump pump installed. Homes with basement to be always dry should then have a sump pump that is working all the time.
Be aware of the two kinds of pumps, where one can easily turn on when there is no electricity in your home during a storm and it uses a 12 volt battery pack, and the other one utilizes the water pressure in your home but unfortunately will not function if your home loses water pressure when electricity is down.
Thus, choosing a battery backup sump pump is the best idea considering it is a little more varied thus giving you in general an excellent protection. You will find this kind of unit to relieve you from doing things since it is designed to be totally powered and ready to go as need be. The operation of this unit can be stayed plugged in and even if not utilized the device will analyze its battery charging continuously as time passes. The battery of this unit is always on full charge because it is plugged in continuously, so that when blackouts of power happen during a storm, you can make use of the unit to avoid basement flooding.
Note however that the in choosing the system that will work best in your home, you have to consider the type of water supply you have. Another factor to consider is to have two independent pumps, so that if one would break due to mechanical reasons, you will not have a loss of electricity because of a spare one.
Another type of backup sump pump is one that is water powered. This is a very practical solution especially if you are connected to the municipal water as your water source with just a valve connection that would make an easy suction of water. With this suction procedure, the water is pulled directly out of your sump hole without the need of any electricity and thus is a perfect backup to your present existing sump pump.
If you are planning to install a backup sump pump into your home, be reminded to make sure that the one you choose will not interfere with the operation of yoru regular sump pump.