Even with a sump pump installed, your basement may still occasionally flood, especially in the winter months. In such an event, you need a backup sump pump system. These occur when thunderstorms cause power failure in your home. To prepare for such emergencies, your plumbing services in Fort Collins can install a backup sump pump system that works independently with its own power supply. Sump pumps fail for a number of reasons. The most common among them are:

  • A frozen or clogged discharge pipe
  • Power failure
  • A tripped circuit breaker
  • A blown fuse
  • Damaged power feed line
  • Float switch problem (stuck or broken)
  • Pump may be broken or become unplugged
  • Too much water leaking into the basement
  • A clogged intake

In instances where the primary sump pump isn’t working, you will need to depend on the backup system. That usually happens during a power failure or the pump itself is damaged. The risk of having a flooded basement is always a threat without a backup in place. The backup is easily installed almost anywhere in the basement since it gets its power from a 12 volt battery. Some models can pump for eight straight hours at full speed while you repair your primary sump pump. Most flooded basements are not covered under your homeowner’s policy and that isn’t a risk you should take.Give yourself peace of mind and protect your belongings. With our quality service and installation in Fort Collins, you won’t be disappointed. We take pride in our work.