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Sump pump failure can lead to a very serious flood in your basement if you have no backup system in place.
A sump pump is a machine, and like any machine it will wear out over time and eventually fail. Even a newer pump isn't completely protected from damage, which is why having a battery backup pump is absolutely essential.
At Foundation Recovery Systems, we install complete sump pump systems that include a battery backup pump to protect your home. With a backup pump attached to your system, you know that your home won't flood even if your main pump fails or loses power.
Call us today at 1-888-399-2945 or click below to learn more about our sump pump systems. We offer free installation estimates in Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia and throughout the surrounding areas.
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There are a number of reasons why a main sump pump can fail. Mechanical parts wear out over time, and they can give out during heavy usuage during a storm. Sump pumps also require power to operate, so when weather knocks out the power your home could be left unprotected.
Additionally, simple issues such as a tripped circuit can turn off a sump pump without the homeowner ever knowing. We've also seen cases where the pump was unplugged to use the outlet for something else, and no one remembered to plug it back in until it was too late. Battery backup pumps protect you from all of these issues.
Components in the UltraSump® system are designed to work together, providing reliable, high-volume pumping capability when the electrical grid goes down.
At Foundation Recovery Systems, we use the UltraSump® Battery Backup System to support our sump pumps. The UltraSump® system can pump out an excess of 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery -- enough water to fill a small swimming pool!
The system automatically engages when there is water in the pump and the main pump isn't running, ensuring you're protected without having to worry about checking the pump. To alert you of power failure, the UltraSump® sounds an alarm when it runs and silences when the pump cycles off.
If you want to completely protect your basement, it's best to use an entire sump pump system. If your primary pump fails, your home is only protected for as long as the battery on your backup pump lasts. That's why it's important to add a secondary pump to your system as well, providing three layers of protection for your basement.
What's Keeping Your Basement Dry?
|The Problem||Primary Sump Pump||Secondary Pump||Battery Backup Pump|
|Heavy Rain Overwhelms
|Complete Power Failure|
|Primary Pump Failure|
|Primary & Secondary
Foundation Recovery Systems is here to help you with all your sump pump needs! We can install a quality battery backup system to provide your home with complete protection from flooding. Call us today at 1-888-399-2945 or contact us online to get a free estimate. We offer all our services in Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, Overland Park, Independence, St. Joseph, Lawrence, Jefferson City, Shawnee, Lee's Summit and throughout the surrounding areas.
Sometimes, a homeowner will tie their sump pump system into their generator to keep it powered during outages.
However, this only works if you are home (and awake) to turn the system on. Automatic systems typically cost $7,000-$10,000 to install. Because there is only one pump, you will have no secondary system to address heavy rains or primary pump failure.
Some sump systems include a battery that converts DC battery power into AC power to charge your primary pump.
Transforming DC power to AC is a highly inefficient process, and these battery backup systems often lose their charge within an hour's time. Because there is only one pump, you also will not be protected from pump failure or overwhelming water volume.
Water-powered sump pumps use your water supply to run your sump pump system. Thus, they can operate without power.
Unfortunately, water-powered pumps pump very slowly and require you to have very high water pressure. They are also wasteful systems, discharging 3-5 gallons of good water for every gallons of groundwater pumped out of your home.
Battery Backup Sump Pumps use a battery and a separate battery-powered sump pump to operate.
When a high-quality battery backup is installed, you can pump out thousands of gallons of water on a single charge. And because you have a second pump installed, you're covered during sump pump failures and during overwhelming rains as well as during power outages.