Sump Pumps and Battery Backup Sump Pumps for the Greater Louisville Area
Water damage is an expensive threat to your home, especially when it is raining heavily. A reliable sump pump can prevent flooded basements and crawl spaces which not only protects your home’s structure and contents but helps you avoid problems with mold and mildew that thrive in damp areas.
A sump pump keeps your basement or crawl space dry by automatically pumping and channeling water away from the foundation when the ground is saturated with water. If the sump pump fails, your basement can flood, causing expensive damage to your home, furnishing, and keepsakes that can’t be replaced like family photos. It’s important to have a reliable sump pump that can help protect your home when the weather is at is rainiest.
A sump pump is installed in your basement or crawlspace and is designed to help keep the area dry and free of flooding. Sump pumps are installed in sump pits, and they pump water out of the pit and away from your home, keeping your basement and crawl space dry. The water is absorbed into the ground away from your home.
According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, more than 60% of American homes suffer from below-ground wetness. Many of us are likely to experience a flooded basement or crawl space at some time, and it doesn’t take much water to cause thousands of dollars in damage to the structure of your home and your belongings. Sadly, many things in homes have sentimental value and are unable to be replaced or repaired.
We get a lot of rain and snow in Louisville, so if you don’t have a sump pump, call Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling and one of our experienced, licensed plumbers can install the correct sump pump for your home.
Why Get a Battery Backup Sump Pump in Louisville?
Many of us have a sump pump to protect our homes from flooding, but what happens WHEN:
- the power goes out?
- the primary pump fails?
- the float switch on your sump pump gets stuck?
Answer: Your sump pump won’t work, and your basement or crawl space may flood. That’s why it is wise to install a battery backup sump pump. Sump pumps can fail for all kinds of reasons: lack of professional maintenance, loss of power, age, manufacturer defect, component failure; so having a backup pump covers you when Murphy’s Law strikes. If your primary pump doesn’t turn on for any reason, the battery backup will kick in.
The battery backup pump is installed next to your primary unit and is a redundant system that operates independently when the primary pump fails. Since it is battery-powered, you can rest easy when you lose power to your home. Also, if the primary pump is unable to keep up with the amount of water pouring into the pit, the battery backup pump will kick in to assist.
When you install a battery backup sump pump, not only will you be protecting your property and valuable belongings, you will save yourself the unpleasant experience of hours of cleanup time, the expense of professional restoration services, and the replacement of property and equipment that were damaged.
Sump Pump Repair, 24/7 Availability for Louisville and the Surrounding Area
If your sump pump is acting up and providing you with less than ideal service, it’s probably time to call a professional. Unfortunately, not being proactive with sump pump repairs can cost thousands of dollars if yours fails and leads to a flooded basement. Sump pumps can be overlooked, but these systems are a vital component of your home’s plumbing system. They are designed to keep your basement, crawl space, or any other low-lying area dry. Scheduling sump pump maintenance or repairs before it fails is always better than coming home to a flooded basement!
Sump Pump Maintenance / Service by a Licensed Jarboe’s Plumber
In order to provide reliable protection for your basement and crawlspace, all sump pumps should be professionally serviced each year by a licensed plumber. This will help ensure that the pumps are working properly, the pit is free of debris, the battery is charged, and failure is less likely to occur.
Jarboe’s plumbers are among the most experienced plumbing experts in the Louisville area, and we are ready to help you protect your home from water damage.
Sump Pump Replacement / Installation Options
When you’re looking for a new sump pump, it can be hard to choose between all the installation options available. Do you choose a submersible sump pump? What about a pedestal sump pump? How much horsepower do you need? Don’t worry! Our experts will walk you through the best options based on your home and your budget.
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