Did you know that a naturally high water table or water welling up in the ground following heavy rain or rapid snowmelt are the leading situations that lead to flooding in a basement? That is why homes in Central New Jersey should have a sump pump but especially one in good working order.
What is a Sump Pump?
In your toilet, a float valve rises as the tank fills, and when the desired water level is reached the value shuts off the flow of water. A sump pump operates in much the same way. When water rises under your house’s foundation a float activator rises and at a desired level activates an electric pump. The pump carries the excess water through a pipe away from your house, before it enters the basement.
Unfortunately, all too often a storm that leads to flooding conditions also interrupts the local power grid, rendering many sump pumps inoperable.
There is a solution.
Schaible’s Plumbing & Heating can install a modern sump pump complete with a battery-powered backup system. When a power loss is detected the battery automatically activates, and will allow the sump pump to operate if rising water activates it.
A sump pump from Schaible’s Plumbing & Heating will protect your basement with hours of pumping power, even when the electricity goes out.
Quality & Feature-Rich
Of course, you can find a cheap sump pump at a big-box store. But will it stand the test of time and be dependable when you need it to be? A sump pump from Schaible’s Plumbing & Heating will provide peace of mind and a brand known for quality and durability. Some brands and models support a WiFi connected module, to send you email or text status updates and alert to your phone or tablet. And, because they use WiFi there are no monthly fees.
About Those Sump Pump Batteries
100 Ah AGM batteries provide the best balance between the size of the battery in terms of mass, capacity, reserve capacity, cranking amps and of course, the price. Although AGM are often used for cranking small gas engines they are ideally suited for powering sump pumps. They can be flooded cell lead-acid batteries or lithium-ion batteries. AGM batteries are maintenance-free and do not require checking water levels, either.
Also Keep in Mind
A basement that’s kept dry is more likely to be structurally sound than one that floods nearly every time it rains. That will positively effect your resale value, when the time to sell comes. If you are getting ready to move, but your sump pump is not in good working order, Schaible’s Plumbing & Heating can help you with the necessary repairs to get your sump pump working properly again.