We all know how annoying it can be when the power cuts out overnight and resets our alarm clocks. More often than not it leads to a scramble the next morning if you're not fortunate enough to naturally wake up on time. Most of us have adopted a back-up system by setting alarms on our cell phones. If we can see the value of a back-up system for our alarm clocks, why can't we see the value in a failsafe for our waterproofing systems?
Spring winds, summer thunderstorms and winter blizzards are all common occurrences in the Midwest. These types of severe weather frequently cause at least temporary blackouts for many homeowners. Unfortunately, without a battery back-up for your sump pump, it's is also the worst possible time to lose power. Battery back-ups for your sump pump help to ensure that your home stays dry – even if it's dark.
Believe it or not, but this is one of the most common reasons we get calls from homeowners who don't already have a back-up system. Because our systems are often installed in storage or unfinished basement spaces, people will often unplug the pump to move things around or plug something else in on a temporary basis – then they forget to plug it back in. Battery back-ups help keep those accidental unpluggings from turning into water disasters.
Extended Power Outages
Not all power outages a short term. For those extended outages, our UltraSump battery back-up can protect your home for longer periods of time. In fact, a fully charged UltraSump can pump an impressive 11,500 gallons up and out of your home. That's enough water to fill a small swimming pool.
Primary Pump Failure
If your primary pump were to fail, a battery back-up system can be a real lifesaver. An alarm will sound when your battery back-up kicks in to alert you of a failure with the primary system. This gives you time to investigate whether it's a simple fix, like plugging the primary pump back in, or if it's possible a service issue that needs more attention.
All of Thrasher's battery back-up systems can protect you even longer with the addition of a second battery. That extra battery more than doubles the operation time of your system for extended outage times.
Thrasher Can Help
If you have questions about your waterproofing system, or would like to see how your primary system might benefit from a battery back-up, contact us today at 800.827.0702.