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July 1, 2024

Sometimes simply having a good sump pump isn’t quite enough to keep your basement or crawl space dry. If you have concerns about how well your existing sump pump can keep up when it’s needed, you may be a good candidate for a backup sump pump. But how do you know for certain? Here are five questions to consider to help you determine whether or not you need a backup sump pump system for your Rochester home.

Does Your Home Need a Backup Sump Pump 5 Possible Issues to Consider-min

Does Your Home Need a Backup Sump Pump? 5 Possible Issues to Consider

  • Do you tend to get a lot of water entering your basement quickly? Sudden demand can make it hard for your existing sump pump to keep up, and a backup sump pump can help handle peak demand alongside your existing pump.
  • Is there a risk that you’ll lose power during a storm? Sump pumps are often tied to grid electricity, which means that they won’t work if you lose power. A battery backup sump pump would take over in this situation.
  • Are you near an area that tends to flood in high water? Whether it’s near a river, downhill from a large slope, or a similar situation, areas that tend towards flooding often need a little more capability to remove that water.
  • Is your existing sump pump keeping up with demand? If you’re getting flooding in your basement or crawl space and it takes a while for your sump pump to finish removing the water, you may need a backup sump pump to stay on top of the flooding.
  • Is your sump pump getting old? Older sump pumps can fail for a wide range of reasons, which is why having a backup in place prevents a catastrophic flood if it fails suddenly, giving you time to replace your main sump pump.

By considering these questions when contemplating the need for a backup sump pump system for your Rochester home, you can more accurately determine your risk. If you need help assessing your home’s need for a backup sump pump, Storm Basement Waterproofing’s friendly team of professionals is here to help! Please contact us today with any questions or to schedule a no-obligation consultation.

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