Worried that your primary sump pump will fail when you need it the most? Then you might want to consider getting a sump pump battery backup.
Essentially, a sump pump battery backup is a backup pump that operates on a battery. With this backup handy, you can avoid flooding and subsequent water damage in case your primary pump fails during a storm—or if your electric sump pump cannot function because of a power outage during inclement weather.
Sump pump battery backups are an investment that can cost you around $1,000 or more. However, they’re typically not as heavy-duty as primary sump pumps. This complete guide talks about key considerations before getting a sump pump backup for your home.
What Is a Sump Pump Battery Backup?
A sump pump battery backup is a small system designed to keep your sump pump working if the power goes out at your home. The traditional sump pump battery backup kit consists of a charger, battery-powered pump, battery, and extra piping.
There are various types of sump pump battery backups available and the prices vary based on how effective they are and how quickly they can pump water away from your home. Like most devices, there are advantages and disadvantages to installing one for your home. While they are easy to install and can function without a water supply, they often run out of power before the storm ends. On top of that, they also require maintenance to keep them in shape.