When hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding hit, home and business owners turn to their sump pumps to prevent flood damage and manage basement water levels. Unfortunately, floods and weather events are often accompanied by power outages that make your sump pump inoperable – unless it has a backup battery. If you’re considering buying one of these practical systems, consider this advice from Morris County basement waterproofing specialists.
Features to consider when buying battery backup for your sump pump
- Power and battery type: AC/DC batteries run off the mains while they’re on, and can kick into DC power when they go down. DC batteries will only run when the mains are down. It’s advised that you choose deep-cycle batteries over wet-cell, as they are sealed and require no maintenance.
- Float switch: This is the mechanism that tells the sump pump when to kick into action. Having it automatically triggered in times of crisis is invaluable, as it will work automatically as soon as there is a problem – even when you are out of the house, unaware of a moisture issue or unable to access your basement.
- Check your tech: There are many different sump pumps out there with different technologies designed for certain situations. It’s worth taking the time and speaking to a few specialists rather than buying the first option you see. This way, you’ll find a system that will work perfectly for your home or property, and be able to cope properly in the event of a problem.
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Bonded Waterproofing Systems is a family-run operation that has been serving the New Jersey area for more than 30 years, offering the latest in tested solutions and the industry’s best lifetime guarantee on our services. In addition to basement waterproofing, we offer mold remediation and removal, sump pump and French drain installation and basement repair services.
If you do choose us to manage your home’s waterproofing solution or sump pump installation but are concerned about the cost involved, we’re also happy to offer interest-free financing and a lifetime warranty along with the fairest pricing model in the industry.
For more information on our basement waterproofing services in Morris County, please contact us and visit our website today at http://bondedwaterproofing.com.