When you are paying for installing a sump pump, battery backup sump pump may not seem like a priority for you. But guess what, it is, and I will explain to you why.
Simply put, every equipment fails at some point of its life. Sump pump dies quietly. Next time it rains, you may discover a surprise flood in your basement, and you have no one to blame but yourself and that plumber who did not advice you to install a backup sump pump.
A responsible Toronto plumber, I warned you. We at A to Z Plumbing & Drain install sump pumps and hear the feedback from our customers all the time.
Why battery backup sump pump though?
Storms oftentimes cause power outages, and this is a very important reason to install a backup sump pump system running on batteries.
Just read this review, coming from a homeowner who installed a backup battery pump sump system:
"I recently had the battery backup sump pump installed, and all I can say is that I'm glad I did, and man what a system!!!
We had a heavy rain storm this past weekend that dumped 6"+ of rain in 3 or 4 hours. The power went out during the storm. I immediately went to the basement to check on things and water was just pouring into the sump pit and my backup pump was keeping up with the water.
Many of my neighbors wished they had one and based on my conversations about this product with them they will probably be running out to buy one soon given our "100 year rains" seem to be happening yearly."
Running two sump pumps, regularly maintained, sometimes coupled with a backwater valve, is a bullet proof way to protect your basement from flooding, especially during storms and heavy rains.
Due to the climate change, we expect more extreme weather in Toronto and GTA. Instead of (or along with) buying a flood protection insurance, consider insuring your home by proactively putting a submersible sump pump and a battery backup sump pump in your basement.
Call us at 647-287-9589 and we will give you a free consultation. Ask us about costs after you receive a subsidy - I can guarantee they won't break a bank, but definitely will provide peace in mind and safe, dry basement.
Check Out Basement Backwater Valve page, find out who should install it