When you think about the biggest investment you have ever made, what do you think of? The answer is probably your home. Because your home is your biggest investment, you want to take care of it and protect it. Having a sump pump in proper working order is one way you can ensure the security of your investment.

What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a machine that can help minimize or prevent damage from a flood in your home. Sump pumps have a sensor that detects the water level in your basement and when it senses an increase in the water level the sump pump will remove the water from your home. Sump pumps are powered by electricity, so what happens when your power goes out?

Back-Up Sump Pump Batteries

The answer is an easy one. Avoiding flood damage when your power is out is as simple as mounting a backup battery on your home’s sump pump. Sump pumps can be powered by a 12-volt battery plug, or by rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries are the more expensive option, but they are more convenient.

When a flood or other water disaster hits your home, a sump pump will mitigate much of the damage. Unfortunately, these same disasters can also knock out your power leaving your home defenseless from the extensive damage water can do. The only protection you have from this is a backup sump pump battery. While these devices cost extra, they can save you from extensive and costly repairs. Having to repair expensive water damage will cost more than a backup sump pump battery, so it makes sense to have one installed. It is better to be safe than to be sorry.

Everyone wants his or her home to be protected from damage in a disaster. Sump pumps are just one more line of necessary defense from damage that occurs because of accidents and Mother Nature’s wrath.

For more information on backup sump pump batteries and other issues related to home comfort, contact Pipe Works Services.

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