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Back Up Sump Pumps

Flooded basement

Don’t let this happen to your home. Sump pump failure can lead to a very serious flood in your basement if you have no backup system in place.

Like any mechanical utility within your home, your sump pump can eventually fail. A sump pump contains moving parts that can wear out or malfunction over the years.

The best way to make sure your home is protected from a sump pump failure is to make sure that you have a battery backup pump and secondary sump pump ready to operate in an emergency.

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At Dry Basements Plus, we install sump pump systems that are equipped to handle your basement water problem. We service Michigan including Wixom, Novi, Brighton, and more.

Battery backup sump pump systems

Sump pumps lose power for a variety of reasons. Aside from the obvious power failure, it’s possible for a circuit to trip, especially for pumps plugged into GFI outlets.

At Dry Basements Plus, we’ve also seen many cases where the pump was unplugged by someone who needed to use the outlet but forgot to plug the sump back into the outlet. In some situations, this has led to water damage to nearly everything stored in the basement.

UltraSump logoWe recommend installing Basement Systems UltraSump® Battery Backup System with your sump pump system to ensure lasting reliability. It’s designed to keep your sump pump running efficiently and effectively.

The UltraSump® system can pump out an excess of 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery, which is enough water to fill a small swimming pool!

To alert you of power failure, the UltraSump® sounds an alarm when it runs and silences when the pump cycles off.

UltraSump® specifications

  • Long-lasting protection — The UltraSump® can outlast generic backup pumps many times over, pumping an incredible 11,500 gallons of water out on a single fully charged battery.
  • Advanced alarm system — The UltraSump® sounds off whenever the battery back up pump cycles on, letting you know so you can respond. Optionally, it hooks up to your home alarm system.
  • Additional battery life — For added protection, an additional battery can be attached to a single UltraSump® system, allowing for more than double the pumping time.

Backup sump pump systems

If you have a primary sump pump and a battery backup sump pump, your basement is already well on its way to being protected.

However, if your primary sump pump fails due to mechanical failure, your basement waterproofing is only good as long as your battery backup can last. And if your sump pump is being overwhelmed due to an unusually high volume of water, it’s best to have a secondary sump pump that can kick in and help keep the water down.

What’s keeping your basement dry?

The ProblemPrimary Sump PumpSecondary PumpBattery Backup Pump
Normal rainfallgreen checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Heavy rain overwhelms
primary pump
green checkmarkgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Complete power failurered xred xgreen checkmark
Primary pump failurered xgreen checkmarkgreen checkmark
Primary & secondary
pump failure
red xred xgreen checkmark

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Dry Basements Plus services Flint, Waterford, West Bloomfield, Pontiac, Clarkston, White Lake, Burton and many nearby areas in Michigan.