Although there are several reasons your sump pump may fail, the most common cause is a power outage. As your sump pump relies on power to function, it’s important that you invest in a backup generator or sump pump battery backups in case of a blackout. To understand the importance of backup generators, it’s vital you first learn exactly what purpose a sump pump provides.
A sump pump is a device used to keep the basement/foundation of your home from flooding by moving water buildup away from the structure. There are a few different types of sump pumps, but regardless of what type you have, it is extremely important to make certain it is in good working condition at all times.
As power outages are often caused by storms, if you do not have a backup source of power, water from rain/snowfall can quickly overflow during a blackout and cause considerable damage to the foundation of your home. These are a few of the reasons it’s important that you have a backup source of power at the ready in such an event.