Even the best sump pump has limited capacity and could fail, and that is why you need a battery backup sump pump in your Maryland home. Losing power in your house will cause the sump pump to fail, and the battery backup sump pump will switch on to save the day. Plus, if the mechanical parts in the sump pump clog with debris, you will be relieved to have a backup sump pump in your Maryland home. It will respond to the situation as if the sump pump had lost power, kicking on and taking care of the problem. And if the situation becomes too much for the battery backup sump pump, the alarm will go off.
A battery backup sump pump in your Maryland home can save the basement from a flood, when the first line sump pump is overwhelmed by a torrential rain and basement flooding. When the water begins to rise faster than it can be pumped out, the battery backup will be there to help keep the basement dry.
You might think that a generator or alternate power source would be a better way to keep your basement dry. However, an automatic generator cost $7,000-$10,000, and requires an electrician to hook it up, so that it may turn on automatically when the power goes out. It’s true that portable generators only cost $400, but they require the homeowner to be home and awake so they start it when the power goes out. Other alternate power sources often run for a very short amount of time or lose their charge as they sit on the basement floor. And no matter what you choose, if you’re running on an alternate energy source, you only have one sump pump. If that one sump pump clogs, experiences mechanical failure, or is overwhelmed by water, then the basement will still flood.
When purchasing a battery backup sump pump for your Maryland home, please contact the experts at Basement Waterproofing Nationwide (BWN). BWN will install and maintain the right battery backup sump pump for your Maryland home. Contact BWN today online or call 1-(888) 430-6587.