Back Up Sump Pump Systems

Sump pumps face their highest loads during thunderstorms, when rainwater pours into the sump pit from the foundation drainage system. Thunderstorms can also disrupt a home’s power supply, knocking the primary sump pump offline at the time it is needed most.

Installing a second back up sump pump that is battery powered in case the primary pump fails should be considered in homes, especially those with finished basements.

Setting up a battery back up sump pump system involves purchasing one of our PeakFlow sump pump components.

We recommend that back up sump pump systems be tested on a monthly basis. Homeowners can easily do this by unplugging the primary sump pump just after a rain storm allowing the sump pit to fill and verifying the back up sump pump system activates and empties the sump pump pit.

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