Protecting your home against water damage is crucial, and that’s why waterproofing systems are such a popular investment for homeowners. But what happens when the power goes out? Without electricity, many sump pumps and other waterproofing mechanisms fail to work properly, leaving you vulnerable to costly water damage. So, what’s the solution? A battery backup system. In this post, we’ll explore why every homeowner should consider investing in a battery backup system for their waterproofing system.
1. Peace of Mind
One of the biggest benefits of investing in a battery backup system is the peace of mind it provides. With a battery backup system in place, you can be confident that your waterproofing system will continue to function even when the power goes out. This means you won’t have to worry about water damage, even in the event of a severe storm or power outage.
A battery backup system ensures that your sump pump and other waterproofing mechanisms remain reliable, no matter what. When the power goes out, sump pumps that rely on electricity often fail, leaving you vulnerable to water damage. A battery backup system, on the other hand, provides a reliable and constant source of power, ensuring that your system remains functional no matter what.
3. Cost Savings
While a battery backup system represents an additional investment, it can save you money in the long run. Water damage is expensive to repair, and a battery backup system can help to prevent it in the first place. Additionally, some insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners who invest in battery backup systems, recognizing the role they play in protecting against water damage.
Finally, battery backup systems are designed to last for years, providing reliable protection against water damage for the lifetime of your home. This offers homeowners the confidence they need to invest in this important technology.
Standard Water’s Backup Sump Pump System
Our backup pump moves 2,400 gallons of water per hour at a 10 foot head. A 10 foot ‘head’ is a measurement telling you how much water a pump can deal with including the distance up from the sump basket to the horizontal discharge pipe that directs the water out of your home. If you’re only lifting the water 5 feet, your system will be able to pump a bit more water. If you are lifting the column of water 15 feet, your system will pump a bit less per hour. 10 feet is a common measurement in most homes.
Our battery can run 7 hours straight or intermittently for days and will remain viable for 5 to 7 years. The Backup Control Unit monitors household power, battery and pump conditions. It triggers and runs the backup pump once a week to assure proper operation and much more.
When having your battery backup system installed, consider connecting it to a separate discharge pipe. This simple addition can pay big dividends in the case of torrential storms. When those big storms hit and your primary pump is having trouble keeping up with the volume of water, a second sump pump and discharge pipe offers double the pumping capacity.
It wasn’t too long ago we suffered from the wettest spring on record. Many of our customers told us they were so happy they installed a battery backup system and a second discharge pipe.
Something To Consider
It is recommended that you test your basement for radon every few years. If you have elevated levels, we can help you with that. Our radon mitigation system connects directly to our waterproofing system and helps move soil gasses out and away from your home.
The EPA estimates that radon causes more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year—more than 1/3 of which could be prevented with proper radon mitigation. If you smoke, your risk of developing lung cancer from radon exposure is even higher—up to 10 times higher, according to the EPA.
Radon mitigation is the process of reducing the amount of radon in your home so that it is no longer a health hazard. While there is no way to completely eliminate radon from your home, there are ways to reduce its concentration to an acceptable level.
We mitigate radon the most common way, by installing a system that vents the gas out of your home before it has a chance to build up to dangerous levels. This type of system is called a sub-slab depressurization system (SDS), and it works by creating suction beneath your home’s foundation slab that pulls the radon gas out from underneath and vents it away from your living space.
In the end, investing in a battery backup system is a smart choice for any homeowner looking to protect their home against water damage. With peace of mind, reliability, cost savings, flexible installation, and longevity all working in your favor, there’s no reason not to consider a battery backup system for your waterproofing system. So, why wait? Contact Standard Water today, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is protected against water damage.