Ice Storms = No Power = No Sump Pumps

This winter we have seen a lot of winter weather, including heavy snowfalls and ice storms, including thunderstorms in the middle of them! The weight of snow and ice can down power lines, causing power outages that can last anywhere from a blink to hours or days.

Having no power at any time is a hassle, but during the winter months, it can be dangerous. Homes may lose their furnaces, cooking appliances, and other electrical needs. This includes your sump pump.

Just because it is wintertime, doesn’t mean your home doesn’t need waterproofing protection. The weather this winter has included periods of melting, along with rain and ice. This moisture can enter your basement or crawl space and if your sump pump isn’t working, you’re going to have a bad time.

Sump Pumps Need Backups for Ice Storms

You may be thinking, “but I have a sump pump already, what more can I do?” Many people are unaware of battery backup sump pumps. The primary sump pump can probably do the job nine times out of ten, but if the power goes out, what then? Ice storms are notorious for causing power outages as they weigh heavily on power lines and tree limbs. If your power is out and the pump doesn’t run, that water isn’t going to pump itself!

A battery backup pump sits alongside the primary pump. The backup is attached to a battery and sensors. When the sensors alert the pump that there is either no power or that the primary pump is not keeping up, it will turn on. The battery is attached to a trickle charge so that it is always ready to go.

Whether you lose power to thunderstorms, high winds, ice storms, or something else, a battery backup will help protect your home from water damage. Insurance companies estimate that just restoring the basement can cost anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000. That’s not even counting any actual structural damage that can occur.

Why You Need a Backup Pump

As we mentioned above, power outages caused by ice storms and other issues are a big reason you may need a backup pump, but there are other reasons, too.

The water inflow may be greater than one pump can handle. Having a secondary pump can help get the water out and away from your home.

Things break, the world’s an imperfect place. But you know that things only seem to break at the least opportune time. Right in the middle of a downpour is not the time for your pump to die, leaving your home with no protection. A backup pump can jump in and do the work until you replace or repair your main pump.

In addition to malfunctions, other things can cause your main pump to fail. Perhaps the circuit breaker is tripped or the power cord is accidentally unplugged. If you don’t know that it isn’t working, you may be in for a bad surprise.

Jerry’s Waterproofing Offers Backup Pumps

To avoid flooding disasters and keep your basement dry, invest in a battery backup sump pump by Jerry’s Waterproofing. We offer a 12-volt thermoplastic battery backup sump pump system by Blue Angel Pumps.

There are two types of battery sump pumps – BSP25 and BSB1275. BSP25 pumps contain a vertical float switch with an SJTW power cord. It weighs 13 lbs and has a 2-year warranty. Our BSB1275 model is a 75 amp sealed lead acid battery sump pump. It lasts up to 8 hours on a continuous run with a full charge battery. It weighs 55 lbs and has a 1-year warranty.

By investing in our Blue Angel Pumps, you’ll get the following benefits:

  • High performance
  • Protect valuables, including carpet, drywall, and tile
  • Protection against flooding caused by a power outage
  • Protect your family’s health from toxic mold
  • Protection against primary pump failure

Contact Jerry’s Waterproofing today if you need a battery backup sump pump for your home in Iowa and Nebraska. We are your experts for sump pump installation. We’ll protect your home for many years to come.

ice storms may lead to the need for a sump pump in your basement or crawl space.