Sump pumps that are properly maintained are the best way to move storm water out of your house during a heavy rain (unless you like tossing buckets of water out of your windows!) The problem is the sump pump’s motor is connected to your home’s electricity supply. While this seems fairly obvious, think about this: how often does your power stay on during a heavy storm? If your home is prone to power outages, having a battery backup system for your sump pump is crucially important.
Additional Security in a Storm
Sump pump battery backups rely on heavy duty marine batteries and kick on immediately when the power goes out. While they may not last during periods of extended outages, they should be good for about 4 to 5 hours and this is usually plenty of time to move water during one of those heavy Chicagoland storms. When you purchase your battery backup system from Four Seasons, you can always get a backup battery for your backup sump pump for even more security!
Your Basement Saving Experts
Far from being an inconvenience, properly maintained sump pumps can be a life saver (or at least a basement saver) during heavy thunder and rain storms. If you need sump pump maintenance or an inspection or if you think it is finally time to replace that old pump, call Four Seasons Home Services’ plumbing department today for a free estimate!