Homes with a concerning flooding basement have to have sump pumps that run regularly. When a storm is in progress, the possibility of basement flooding is high, since this is the time when there is a tendency that we get the most volume of water into our sump. During this weather, power goes out usually causing our basement to flood and thus we need a backup sump pump in place if this concern would happen. With the goal of keeping our basement dry, we are to expect our sump pump to be operational 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.
The best choice therefore is a battery backup sump pump because of its variety and thus giving you a better protection in totality. With this type of unit, you will not need to do a lot of work since it is designed to be totally powered that will make it set to go when needed. 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. With a continuous plugging, the battery is always at full charge so that when power blackouts happen during a storm, this will prove useful if in case you have basement flooding.
To help you select the best system that will work in your home, you have to know the kind of water supply you have. Also, it is a good consideration to take whether to have two independent pumps so that when the first one would break due to mechanical issues, you still have the other one to give you electricity.
Another type of backup sump pump is one that is water powered. When your water supply is connected to the municipal water, this is very practical since water is suctioned easily through a valve. 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.
It is advisable for homeowners, if they are trying to install a backup sump pump into their home, that the one they will choose will not cause interference with the regular operation of the sump pump.