Most types of sump pumps are powered by electricity, but power outages do occur, so it is important to have a battery-powered backup sump pump already in place before it is needed. If you should lose power because of a blown transformer, a fallen power line or any other reason, the battery back-up will take over and continue pumping the water out and away from your home. If you live in an area that often experiences power outages, or if you just want to be prepared in case it happens, we recommend the installation of a battery-powered backup pump system to ensure you are protected in any situation.
Sump pumps typically have a life expectancy of 5 – 10 years. If you notice that the sump pump in your basement or crawlspace isn't turning on when the water level rises or is extremely noisy when it is operating, it might be time to consider a replacement. If your pump is running for several minutes at a time, it might be underpowered. You might also notice that your pump is switching on and off frequently, which could burn out the motor. Either of these things, if left unaddressed could result in sump pump failure. If you suspect your sump pump is not performing as it should, contact our office today to schedule a service appointment.