Don't let this happen to your home. Sump pump failure can lead to a very serious flood in your crawl space if you have no backup system in place.
Like any mechanical utility within your home, your sump pump can eventually fail. A sump pump contains moving parts that can wear out or malfunction over the years.
The best way to make sure your home is protected from a sump pump failure is to make sure that you have a battery backup pump and secondary sump pump ready to operate in an emergency.
At Burke Home Services, we install sump pump systems that are equipped to handle your crawl space water problem. We service PA including Stroudsburg, Allentown, Easton, and more.
Common Battery Backup Designs
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Sump pumps lose power for a variety of reasons. Aside from the obvious power failure, it's possible for a circuit to trip, especially for pumps plugged into GFI outlets.
At Burke Home Services, we've also seen many cases where the pump was unplugged by someone who needed to use the outlet, but forgot to plug the sump back into the outlet. In some situations, this has led to water damage to nearly everything stored in the crawl space.
Components in the UltraSump® system are designed to work together, providing reliable, high-volume pumping capability when the electrical grid goes down.
We recommend installing an UltraSump® Battery Backup System with your sump pump system to ensure lasting reliability. It's designed to keep your sump pump running efficiently and effectively.
The UltraSump® system can pump out an excess of 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery, which is enough water to fill a small swimming pool!
To alert you of power failure, the UltraSump® sounds an alarm when it runs and silences when the pump cycles off.
If you have a primary sump pump and a battery backup sump pump, your crawl space is already well on its way to being protected.
However, if your primary sump pump fails due to mechanical failure, your crawl space waterproofing is only good as long as your battery backup can last. And if your sump pump is being overwhelmed due to an unusually high volume of water, it's best to have a secondary sump pump that can kick in and help keep the water down.
What's Keeping Your Crawl Space Dry?
|Primary Sump Pump
|Battery Backup Pump
|Heavy Rain Overwhelms
|Complete Power Failure
|Primary Pump Failure
|Primary & Secondary
Burke Home Services services Bethlehem, East Stroudsburg, Pen Argyl, Bangor, Wind Gap, Pocono Pines, Bartonsville and many nearby areas in PA.