Sump Pump Systems (Single vs Battery Back Up)
Sump Pump Repair Services
A sump pump that is working properly is the key to a dry and protected basement or crawl space. In fact, a sump pump is at the heart of any good waterproofing system because it works to remove excess water from the lower level to the outside and away from the house. Why is this important? Just a few inches of water in your basement or crawl space can be a major expense, not to mention the damage it can cause to your home’s foundation, or the dangerous mold and mildew that can result from flooding or leaks.
How does a sump pump work?
A sump pump is typically made of two parts: a float switch and a mechanical pump. This mechanism is placed in a pit at the lowest level of a home’s basement. When water finds its way into your basement and the level rises, it will eventually lift the float switch high enough to activate the pump. The water is then pumped out of your basement through a discharge pipe.
Why does a sump pump fail?
A functioning sump can prevent a number of issues including flooding, excess moisture and damage to personal belongings, but, there are three main reasons why a pump can fail:
- Loss of power and your sump pump runs on electricity
- The float switch used to activate the pump is not working
- Your current sump pump just cannot handle the amount of water coming inside your home
Importance of Having a Backup
The last thing you want during a power outage is a flood in your basement. A backup system is crucial for ensuring sustainable operation. It can be the difference between having a dry, safe, and clean basement or having a wet, hazardous, and dirty basement. We only offer the best backup systems with our sump pumps. Contact us to learn which solution will be best based on your needs.
While Foundation RESQ can’t control power outages, we can make sure your sump pump and all of its parts are in peak condition. We offer free sump pump inspections to homeowners in areas of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Don’t wait until there is water present to contact us. Being proactive now is the key to saving money in the future.