Bergen County Sump Pump & Battery Backup Service
Prevent Flooding in North Jersey with Titanium
A sump pump is located in the basement of a home and pumps water from the basement to the outside during rainfall or other potential flooding scenarios. They usually work in conjunction with the sump pit, which is a hole dug in the basement to collect water during a rainstorm. The pump then removes water from the sump pit. Sump pumps are usually electric, but some sump pumps use your home’s pressurized water supply for power. Sometimes a sump pump is required if you live in a location prone to flooding or your home's basement rests below the groundwater table or sewer lines.
Sump Pump Battery Backups
Without a properly working sump pump, the sump pit could potentially overflow, causing serious damage to your home's foundation. This is why we suggest you get a backup battery in the off chance your primary power system fails or remains out for an extended period. Some sump pumps come with built-in backup batteries just in case the electricity goes out. It is crucial that these are kept well-charged to ensure that the sump pump will run during a power failure.
How to Protect a Sump Pump
Like many other plumbing appliances, sump pumps require general cleaning and maintenance. For a sump pump, that usually involves completely cleaning it out.
The following things commonly clog sump pumps:
- Any pebbles or gravel
- Any dirt
- Any sand or other types of sediment
- Any waste coming from the water in the sump pit
A completely clogged sump pump could prevent it from operating. It is vital that you make it a habit to check it every few months. You can also test the pump by pouring water in the pit until it causes the pump to start.
Ready to Install a New Sump Pump?
Is your sump pump prepared for the next big rain or snowstorm? If you’re looking for a plumbing company that takes care of sump pump inspection, repairs, replacements, or installations, look no further than Titanium Plumbing and Heating. We have 15 years of experience and all of our technicians are fully licensed.
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