Battery Backup Sump Pump Installation
Battery backup sump pumps are one of the most effective ways to prevent flooding. If the sump pump stops working, the battery backup ensures that the water in the sump pump basin is discharged properly.
This is especially useful if your home loses power. Because the sump pump uses electricity to pump the water from the basin, a loss of power means that your sump pump stops working.
However, if you have a battery backup sump pump, it will continue pumping water out of the basin even when the power goes out. Just make sure that you keep it charged. A loss of power and a dead battery is a recipe for disaster.
When selecting a battery backup sump pump, there are three things to consider:
- Total cost of the battery backup sump pump and its installation
- Battery capacity, or how long the battery can last
- Water pumping capacity, or the amount of water that can be pumped in a given amount of time (usually measured as gallons per hour, or GPH).
Sewage Grinder Pump Repair
Where a sump pump discharges water, the sewage grinder pumps (or sewage pumps) remove solid and liquid waste. As the name suggests, the sewage grinder pumps grind sewage down until it is fine enough to be pumped out of the house with water or other liquid waste.
Like sump pumps, sewage pumps experience minor problems that can be easily repaired, Faulty switches or valves can cause a sewage pump to malfunction, loss of power will disable the pump unless it has a battery backup, and sump or sewage pumps will freeze in cold weather if they are not buried beneath the frost line.
Sewage pumps also experience clotting when a large piece of food or other debris gets caught in the grinder. Then smaller debris and slit build-up damage the grinder.
While cleaning the grinder is not a difficult process, it is best left to experienced plumbers who can remove all large debris as well as any silt that has built up. Yearly sewage pipe inspections performed greatly reduce the chance of malfunctions and clotting.