Ensuring Backup Protection: Battery Backup Sump Pumps

In regions prone to heavy rainfall or unexpected flooding, a reliable sump pump is essential for keeping basements dry and preventing water damage. While a primary sump pump does much of the heavy lifting, it has its vulnerabilities, especially during power outages or equipment malfunctions—precisely when you need it most. To bolster your home’s defenses against such challenges, a battery backup sump pump is an invaluable addition. This investment ensures that your water management system remains operational, even when the primary pump fails, offering continuous protection and peace of mind. Let’s explore why a battery backup sump pump is a critical component of any home’s flood prevention strategy.

Ensuring Backup Protection: Battery Backup Sump Pumps

4 Reasons to Invest in a Battery Backup Sump Pump

  1. Power Outage Protection: The most common reason sump pumps fail is due to power outages, typically during heavy storms—the exact times when the pump is needed the most. A battery backup sump pump kicks in automatically when the primary pump’s power source is interrupted, continuing to pump water away from your home.
  1. Additional Pumping Capacity: During intense storms or heavy snowmelts, water can accumulate faster than a single pump can handle. A backup pump can provide the additional pumping capacity needed to prevent water from overflowing and causing basement flooding.
  1. Primary Pump Failure: Sump pumps can fail due to age, malfunction, or overuse. A battery backup pump acts as a fail-safe, making sure your basement stays dry, even if the main pump breaks down.
  1. Insurance and Value: Many insurance policies have specific clauses about sump pumps and may even offer discounts for homes that take extra precautions like installing backup systems. Moreover, a well-maintained sump pump system, including a reliable backup, can significantly increase the resale value of your home.

Key Features to Look for in a Battery Backup Sump Pump

When selecting a battery backup sump pump, consider the following essential features:

  • Battery Life and Quality
    • Opt for a backup pump with a high-quality battery that provides long-lasting protection, preferably one that can last several days on a single charge.
  • Pumping Capacity
    • Ensure that the backup can handle a similar amount of water as the primary pump, to efficiently manage water during heavy floods.
  • Automatic Activation
    • The backup pump should automatically start working when it detects that the primary pump has failed or when there is a power outage.
  • Alarm Systems
    • Some backup pumps come with alarm systems that alert you when the backup has been activated, allowing you to monitor the situation closely.

Maintenance Tips

To ensure that your sump pump and its backup are always in top condition, regular maintenance is necessary. Here are a few tips:

  • Regular Testing: Test your primary and backup sump pumps monthly by pouring water into the sump pit until the pump turns on.
  • Battery Checks: Check the backup battery’s charge status and overall health regularly, replacing it every 2-5 years as needed.
  • Clean the Sump Pit: Remove any debris from the sump pit to prevent clogging and ensure efficient operation.

Let’s Protect Your Home Together

At Reichelt Plumbing, we’re committed to helping you keep your home dry and secure, no matter the weather. Don’t wait for an emergency to find out your system isn’t prepared. 

For more information, call (219) 322-4906. Contact us today to discuss how a battery backup sump pump can fortify your home’s defenses against flooding. Let us help you protect your investment and your peace of mind—because at Reichelt Plumbing, your safety is our top priority.


  • 46322
  • 46323
  • 46307
  • 46319
  • 46373
  • 46375
  • 46311
  • 46311
  • 46373
  • 46307
  • 46308
  • 46342
  • 46410
  • 46368
  • 46403
  • 46303
  • 46319
  • 46406
  • 46321
  • 46383
  • 46385
  • 46307
  • 46342
  • 46375
  • 46410
  • 46411
  • 46320
  • 46323
  • 46324
  • 46325
  • 46327
  • 46356
  • 60409
  • 60411
  • 60417
  • 60425
  • 60475
  • 60430
  • 60473
  • 60476
  • 60633
  • 60412
  • 60422
  • 46401
  • 46402
  • 46404
  • 46405
  • 46407
  • 46408
  • 46409
  • 60438
  • 60443
  • 60466
  • 60471
  • 46295
  • 46296
  • 46298