One of the biggest discussions involving sump pumps is the need for a battery backup system. There are many different brands on the market that all provide different levels of protection. Obviously these products all come with a price tag. I have noticed a vast range of prices for these systems. You can get one starting at $159 with retail prices going up to $2000 and more. How do you decide which one best suits your needs?
There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding on a battery backup system according to Home Inspector Huntley IL.
• Monitor the pump. Keep track of how often it runs under normal (no rain) conditions.
• See if that number changes during a steady rainfall.
• Determine if there is a big difference during a heavy rainfall.
• How often do you lose power?
• Make sure the pump and its check valve are operating properly.
Depending on the water table in an area, there are some homes whose pumps very seldom or never turn on. There are others that seem to run all the time. If your pump is one that runs a lot, you may want to think about adding and maintaining a battery backup system for your own ‘Peace of Mind’.
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