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 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 our home and our 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 home 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.
Sump Pump Inspection 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.
What Can You Avoid?
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.
Big ticket items that can be lost to water damage:
Furnace • Water Heater • Washer • Dryer • Furniture • Carpet • Flooring • Dry-wall damage • Personal items such as clothes and picture albums • TV • Electronics