Sump pumps are to be made sure to be running regularly especially if your home has a basement that could have a problem with flooding. Possibility of a basement flooding occurs when a storm is due when the time is most amount of water gets into our sump. It is unfortunate that during the bad weather power goes out leading to basement flooding, and thus to avoid this problem, we need to have a backup sump pumps in place. Homes with basement to be always dry should then have a sump pump that is working all the time.
Be aware of the two kinds of pumps, where one can easily turn on when there is no electricity in your home during a storm and it uses a 12 volt battery pack, and the other one utilizes the water pressure in your home but unfortunately will not function if your home loses water pressure when electricity is down.
Therefore, the battery backup sump pump is the favorable choice, it is varied, and give you an excellent protection as a whole. These type of units are designed to be totally powered and set to go when needed thus relieving you of work to do. Even if not being used, this unit can be stayed plugged in and the devices will continuously analyze its battery level as time elapses. Since the unit is always plugged in, there is always a full charged battery which would come in useful during power blackouts during a storm and you have a possibility of flooding in the basement.
Be informed though that the kind of water supply you have in your home will be a determining factor in selecting the best system that will work in your home. To further avoid loss of electricity during critical times, you may want to consider having two independent pumps, so that one when breaks due to mechanical failure, you have the other unit to service your home.
The next type of backup sump pump that some homeowners find to be the best is the water powered sump pump. This is a very practical solution especially if you are connected to the municipal water as your water source with just a valve connection that would make an easy suction of water. In this system, you will not be needing electricity since the suction will pull the water directly out of your sump hole, making this is a perfect backup to your present sump pump.
If you are planning to install a backup sump pump into your home, be reminded to make sure that the one you choose will not interfere with the operation of yoru regular sump pump.