A city in Will and Kendall counties in Illinois, Joliet is one of the fastest growing cities in the area and is dependent on manufacturing industries. With an annual precipitation of 36.29 inches on average, it’s no wonder why many Joliet homes depend on sump pumps to keep their basements dry.
Basically, a sump pump works by pumping water from the basement out away from the house. This prevents flooding of the basement, which, in turn prevents various moisture issues from occurring such as wooden post rot, deterioration of the foundation, and the growth of mildew and fungi that cause health problems.
But what if in the middle of a storm, or in winter, your sump pump fails? Or what if the power goes out? What would prevent your basement from flooding then?
Solutions to Main Sump Pump Failure
If your main sump pump fails, or if a power outage occurs that prevents it from functioning, you would have to have a battery operated sump pump installed to continue the job your main pump can’t do.
Being battery operated, it doesn’t require power from the home and will continue to function even in the middle of power outages. Aside from the obvious advantages during power outages, it can also act as the main pump if your original pump fails.
If you don’t have a backup sump pump yet, better call a Perma-Seal professional to have one installed. A professional can suggest which pump suits your needs and can install it for you for a hassle-free experience. A professional can also tinker with your main pump to ensure it works and won’t fail when needed, or can suggest a replacement if it is too old or damaged to be reliable.
Benefits to Joliet Homeowners
Having a back up sump pump will give you peace of mind since you won’t have to worry in the middle of a raging thunderstorm whether your basement is safe from floods. You won’t have to worry about keeping it dry when the power goes out, too.
If you haven’t done so, call a Perma-Seal professional today and ask about a backup sump pump. It can save you a fortune in future damages – you’ll see!