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Question DetailsAsked on 5/12/2011

Battery back up for sump pump

After this horrific storm we have just gone through, I am interested in finding out if there is such a thing as an electrical sump pump with a battery backup system. After spending a lot of time bailing out the sump pump in my basement when we lost power for three days, my back, legs and knees cannot do this anymore. Before we have another deluge, I want to be prepared. HELP!

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Not only should you have a secondary pump for redundancy, but it should be able to operate on AC or battery power. It should be able to self test so you know something has gone wrong (because we all know we won't be good about checking it ourselves!) and perhaps consider a model that has notification. Our highest end model (The Protector iControl) is even internet connected for remote access and control.

Key points to remember so you don't flood:
redundancy
self testing
notification
remote monitoring/management

The cheap, offshore, home center systems are not the answer for most people. Do it right the first time.

Jeff Sloss, President
Basement Flood Protector, Inc.
www.floodnot.com
jeff@floodnot.com

Source: http://www.floodnot.com

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Answered 7 years ago by floodnot




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