I Lost Power And My Sump Pump Won’t Work, What Can I Do?

I Lost Power And My Sump Pump Won’t Work, What Can I Do?

These past few years have brought some nasty storms through Pennsylvania, and with these storms comes the unfortunate risk of flood. Household flooding, however, is why the humble submersible pump exists. But what happens if you’re caught in a storm and the power goes out?

In such a case, your typical household sump pump isn’t going to work. You do have a couple options open to you depending on where you live. These options are:

  • Have a generator
  • Buy a battery backup
  • Buy a water backup

All of these options have their own pros and cons. The generator will require the most effort on your part. You’ll need to run it outdoors to avoid filling your house with fumes, and you’ll have to be home to plug it in and start it up.

A battery backup will kick in on its own should the power go out, but you have to keep up with the battery and replace it occasionally or it might not have any life to it in your time of need.

The water backup relies on a city water line coming into the house to push the unwanted water out, but these types of pumps won’t work if you have a well.

Don’t know what option would work best for you? Call us today at 717-755-5461 or use our contact form and we’d be happy to help.

I Lost Power And My Sump Pump Won’t Work, What Can I Do? was last modified: October 26th, 2014 by Tom Henry

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