A sump pump battery backup provides power to the sump pump during a power outage, protecting your home from potential flooding. Most people don’t worry about these because they know they’re in a low-risk area that’s never been known to flood.
According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 20% of all flood insurance claims come from properties outside high-risk flood areas, and 25% of flood losses occur in low to moderate-risk areas. Not only is that almost 50% of all homes that create claims for flooding but the average cost of a flood insurance claim is $50,000.
Just because it’s never happened to you and your neighbors, doesn’t mean it’ll always be that way. Being prepared is the greatest duty of any head of the household so you can protect the people you live with but also protect yourself from damages that are going to be hard to bounce back from.
In today’s article, we’ll be going over sump pump batteries, the different types, and why you should have a professional come and install one in your home.
Types of Sump Pump Batteries
There are two main types of sump pump batteries. There are Lead-Acid batteries and Lithium-Ion batteries. Lead-Acid batteries are traditional batteries and the most commonly used for sump pumps. They are known to be durable, reliable, and have a long lifespan. Whereas Lithium-Ion batteries are newer and much more expensive. They are expensive for a good reason though, they offer faster charging and a longer lifespan compared to lead-acid batteries. They are lighter, require less maintenance, and are more environmentally friendly.
Not every home needs the most expensive option though. Yes, they’re newer but it’s important to remember that both batteries are sump pump batteries. Having either of them is already a huge step in the right direction in protecting your home from the known unknowns of the world. The lead-acid sump pump battery is affordable, is easily available through all kinds of sales channels, it’s easy to replace should anything happen to it, it’s proven technology and has been saving homes for decades now, and more than anything it’s known for its reliability and durability in the worst conditions.
If you have a good-sized budget though and want something that’s newer and sustainable when it comes to being greener on this planet, there are many reasons to get the Lithium-Ion sump pump battery. It’s very lightweight to move, it’s fast-charging for those that need to get it ready for use, it has a longer lifespan with lithium-ion, it doesn’t require much of any regular maintenance to keep in good condition, it’s very good in colder climates when needed and, of course, it’s environmentally friendly.
If you’re deciding which to get, our perspective would be that if your home has a limited budget, limited space for the battery, and doesn’t have frequent power outages, then you should be safe to get the Lead-Acid battery.
If you’re home has a larger budget to work with, you’re in an area with more frequent power outages, don’t have much space in the basement, or in general deal with much more heavy rain and potential flooding than most homes in America. You should take the time to get a Lithium-Ion battery.
Do you need a professional to install a sump pump battery?
Some things are perfectly okay to be at-home DIY projects and make sense to do. Other things though, it’s important to use a professional service provider as they can help ensure you’re prepared for the worst-case scenario.
Professional basement waterproofing companies like 603 Basement Solutions, can ensure proper installation and connectivity to the sump pump and electrical system. Guarantee that the battery backup system meets your local codes and regulations for both state and county. Check the measurements and verify that the battery backup system is sized appropriately for your home’s needs. Provide a warranty and ongoing support for the battery backup system. Give you overall peace of mind that the battery backup system is functioning correctly and can provide reliable backup power during power outages. Provide maintenance services to extend the life of the battery backup system. Handle any potential electrical hazards safely.
When you have a company that’s done over 300 projects and takes pride in their work, you get results that give you a better night’s sleep knowing your assets are safe from potentially threatening situations.
Sump Pump Battery Installation at Your Home
Don’t wait until the flooding has happened to protect against flooding. Your basement is the foundation of your home and not properly taking the time to defend it against the world can be the downfall of the place you’ve invested all your things into. Keep that family home in the best shape possible by getting a sump pump battery installed and ready to take care of any flooding problem that comes your way.
603 Basement Solutions is a leading solution provider for basement proofing as well. Our installation team has successfully completed over 300 Waterproofing and crawlspace jobs. We prioritize quality over quantity and make sure every customer is heard and gets a response.
If you are looking for a team that isn’t going to treat you like another number, we are just a phone call away. Call us at 603-610-1770 for any of your basement waterproofing needs and we’ll be happy to help get you a free estimate today!