No one wants to be faced with a flooded basement – ruined carpet, furniture, and drywall, not to mention all of the other boxes and items that you store. A primary electric sump pump is your first line of defense, but should this fail it is important to have a sump pump backup system in place. This one-time investment gives you added flood protection and peace of mind.
Why do Primary Electric Sump Pumps fail?
Two Types of Backup Sump Pump Systems
Backup pumps help eliminate the risk of basement flooding. At little cost, they help prevent great potential damage and loss. A backup sump pump should, however, be used only as a backup and never as a primary sump pump. They are only designed to help in times of emergency before the primary pump is back on.