Getting a backup sump pump can help prevent your Langley home from flooding in the event that your primary sump pump fails. At Murrayville Plumbing, we understand how beneficial it can be to have a backup sump pump. That is why we offer a range of sump pump installation and repair services.
Types of Backup Sump Pump Systems
There are two types of backup sump pump systems commonly used throughout the Langley area: battery powered backup sump pumps and water powered backup sump pumps.
Battery Powered Backup Sump Pumps
Battery powered backup sump pumps run on an independent power supply, usually from a 12-volt battery. Certain models of this type of backup sump pump can run for 8 hours straight, giving you plenty of time to get your primary sump pump back up and running.
Water Powered Backup Sump Pumps
Water powered backup sump pumps are designed to work with water sources that maintain water pressures between 50 PSI to 80 PSI. Similar to battery powered backup sump pumps, this type of sump pump can help prevent flooding while the primary sump pump is being worked on.
Benefits of Backup Sump Pumps
Some of the main benefits of getting a backup sump pump for your Langley home include:
1. Works During Power Outages
Since backup sump pumps run on either water or battery power, they are not affected by power outages. This means that you will not have to worry about your sump pump being unable to remove water from your Langley home’s basement during a heavy storm.
2. Kicks in When There is a Problem with the Main Sump Pump
If you are worried about your sump pump having an undetected mechanical issue or a clog that might go unnoticed, installing a backup sump pump in your Langley home can help prevent personal belongings and appliances being damaged in a flood. In the event that your primary sump pump clogs or has a mechanical problem, the backup sump pump will kick in, giving you time to fix the primary pump.
3. Takes Over When the Primary Switch Jams
Through the use of a float switch, a sump pump can easily detect when water is at a certain level, so that it knows when to turn on and clear the water away. Backup sump pumps are designed to activate in the event that the primary sump pump is not detecting water and turning on as it should.
If you would like to learn more about getting a backup sump pump in Langley, or if you are interested in our sump pump services, please contact Murrayville Plumbing at 778-888-6451 or by filling out a contact form on our website.