Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. It is not only an investment of money, but of time and of love as well. Losing a portion, or all of, your house due to water damage can be not only expensive, but also heart-breaking. What would you do if your home flooded. Here is a better question- what are you doing to prevent it?
Your home does not need to be lost in a flood, there are ways to prevent it that aren’t very difficult, or expensive. One of the most common things people do is to install a sump pump. A sump pump will automatically pump water/sewage/etc out of your basement, once it sense it is there. This is an essential thing for your home to have. To be even safer, many people install sump pump batter backups. This is because most sump pumps are run off of your homes electricity and if you lose electricity (which in a flood you very well might), then you have peace of mind because the backup will take over.
Sump pump battery backups come in many different varieties. But the most common is one which automatically turns itself on when the power has gone out in your home. There are also types which will turn on not only when the power has gone out, but also when your primary pump has failed. This happens when it gets stuck or another such failure occurs. The battery backup sump pump allows you to have peace of mind because it will detect that your primary pump has failed and will start working right away. Some models will also set off an alarm when the primary fails, or even just when it begins working. Many models will also set off an alarm when the batteries are running low.
Now, some people may be reading this and wondering why they cannot just buy the backup sump pump at http://www.sumppumpadvisor.com/best-battery-backup-sump-pump-reviews/ and use that as their primary to save money. Although this can technically be done, I do not recommend it. First of all, you will have to change the battery more often and the batteries get very expensive. Second of all, the primaries tend to be much more powerful than the backup which is why they are mainly used only as a backup.
Another option you have is a combo sump pump. These are primary pumps with a battery backup attached to it. These can be very handy, but remember what I said before about primary pump failures? It is usually better to have two completely different pumps so that if anything happens to the primary you have another one which will do the job.
Having both a primary sump pump and a sump pump battery backup will help you home last longer and ease your peace of mind as well. You can go on vacation during a storm and not worry about coming home to a flooded house, you will know that your home is safe and protected.