If you live or own a business in an area that gets a lot of rainfall or is located near a basin, then you will benefit from learning about and installing a sump pump and backup sump pump. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we have certified plumbers and sophisticated technology which allows us to rapidly and reliably install these devices, but we would like to teach you how to install a backup sump pump yourself. If you decide to leave this task to the professionals, then feel free to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing. Our friendly and helpful representatives are always on standby to take your call, schedule an appointment, or answer any questions or concerns.
A sump pump is a simple machine designed to keep moisture and water out of a basement or crawl space in your home or business. They are recommended for property in low-lying areas prone to flooding. A sump pump simply pumps floodwater away from the building. There are two primary types of sump pumps available: a submersible and the pedestal pump. The difference is small, though: a submersible pump is enclosed in a waterproof case while a pedestal pump is kept out of the water. Pedestal pumps are generally less expensive but also much louder than submersible pumps.
A backup sump pump, as the name suggests, is a “plan B” and provides an extra layer of defense against flooding. They are usually battery or water-pressure powered, springing into action when the primary sump pump loses power during an outage. This is especially crucial considering the likelihood that a storm brings torrential rainfall as well as a power outage.
As we mentioned earlier, a backup sump pump is power by a battery or water-pressure. A water-pressure powered device will have to be connected to your building’s water supply and will therefore require professional installation. But here is how to install your battery-powered backup sump pump:
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