Has water ever invaded your basement around the same time you lost power?  If so, you already know why a sump pump alone can’t keep always keep your basement dry.

Main sump pumps run on electricity. Once the power goes, the pump shuts off. And while you’re waiting for the power to return, all kinds of damage can be done to your basement and valuable items you store there.

To prevent all that, arm yourself with a back-up sump pump, one that automatically turn on once your main pump shuts off, no matter what the reason.

Two Types of Back-up Sump Pumps

Here at Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air, we offer both battery- and water-powered back-up sump pumps.

High quality battery-powered sump pumps offer several key features:

  • An alarm sounds alerting you that the pump has been activated.
  • Pump capacity up to 2,400 gallons per hour (more than many main pumps).
  • Self-test option that helps extend the life of the pump while breaking up scale and corrosion.
  • Optional second battery for up to double the running time.

No matter how heavy the rainfall or the amount of melting snow, a water-powered sump pump requires no battery, no power, and has no moving parts. Provided your home water supply isn’t cut off, a water-powered sump pump can operate indefinitely.

Some models can remove up to 1,324 gallons of water per hour.

At Anthony’s, we work hard to help protect your home and personal belongings. Contact us today to learn more about the combined basement protection of a main and back-up sump pump.