Why Sump Pump Installers in Powell OH Recommend a Battery Backup

by | Jul 31, 2017 | plumbing

Sump Pump Installers in Powell OH are often called to repair major flood damage that was caused either directly or indirectly by an error in the sump pump. The unfortunate reality is that many of these calamities could be avoided with a battery backup system. Many people do not consider a battery backup for a sump pump because they think the sump pump is, for the most part, its own backup already. Unfortunately, it is a little more complicated than that.

The battery backup comes into play when the sump pump is not working properly. This can happen if there is a mechanical error in the system. It can also happen if a circuit is broken and needs to be repaired. Even if the circuit is just tripped and repaired quickly, the system could be off-kilter. An error in the system could still cause a problem and flooding can still occur.

What the Battery backup Is- and Isn’t

So, is the answer a battery backup? Perhaps yes, as it comes into play to cover for a sump pump that falters. The backup battery is actually the second pump entirely. The Sump Pump Installers in Powell OH can add it right alongside the main pumps. The backup has its own switch that activates once the water reaches a certain level. It also has an alarm attached to alert owners that the backup system is activated. When the water relinquishes, the backup battery shuts off. It then resorts to the main sump pump system.


Interestingly, backup batteries are becoming the standard- except people are opting to keep them off. Amanda Plumbing Sewer & Drain can make sure the system is active and work properly. The team can also confirm that there is an alert activated when the backup system is activated. This will alert owners as to the frequency of the backup system and if there is an underlying dilemma.

The backup battery is not exactly a battery that needs to be actively recharged. In many cases, the battery self-charges through the air-conditioning system. It works similar to a car battery that is replenished when the car is on and running.


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