Don't let this happen to your home. Sump pump failure can lead to a very serious flood in your home 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.
At New Age Contractors, we install sump pump systems that are equipped to handle your crawl space water problem. We service South Carolina including Charleston, Summerville, Mount Pleasant, and more.
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 New Age Contractors, 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 crawl space.
The SmartSump™ is specifically designed for crawl spaces.
If you're looking for a crawl space sump pump solution, the SmartSump™ Crawl Space Sump Pump System is the ideal option. The SmartSump™ is specifically designed for crawl spaces and can provide all the protection you need from leaks and floods. The SmartSump™ comes equipped with a cast-iron Zoeller® primary pump with the option of adding an UltraSump® Battery Backup Sump Pump. This sump pump is designed to fit with the CleanSpace® liner and has a sump alarm to ensure you are always aware of any water in your crawl space.
The SmartSump™ system comes with a reliable Zoeller® 1/3 horsepower sump pump capable of pumping 2,500 gallons per hour at a 5-foot head. This system is designed to fit with our crawl space encapsulation system, ensuring that you have a completely dry, clean crawl space.
If you have a primary sump pump and a battery backup sump pump, your crawl space is already well on its way to being protected.
However, if your primary sump pump fails due to mechanical failure, your crawl space 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 crawl space dry?
|The Problem||Primary Sump Pump||Secondary Pump||Battery Backup Pump|
|Heavy rain overwhelms
|Complete power failure|
|Primary pump failure|
|Primary & secondary
New Age Contractors services Ladson, Goose Creek, Beaufort, Johns Island, North Charleston, Hanahan, Moncks Corner and many nearby areas in South Carolina.
Sometimes, a homeowner will tie their sump pump system into their generator to keep it powered during outages.
However, this only works if you are home (and awake) to turn the system on. Automatic systems typically cost $7,000-$10,000 to install. Because there is only one pump, you will have no secondary system to address heavy rains or primary pump failure.
Some sump systems include a battery that converts DC battery power into AC power to charge your primary pump.
Transforming DC power to AC is a highly inefficient process, and these battery backup systems often lose their charge within an hour's time. Because there is only one pump, you also will not be protected from pump failure or overwhelming water volume.
Water-powered sump pumps use your water supply to run your sump pump system. Thus, they can operate without power.
Unfortunately, water-powered pumps pump very slowly and require you to have very high water pressure. They are also wasteful systems, discharging 3-5 gallons of good water for every gallons of groundwater pumped out of your home.
Battery Backup Sump Pumps use a battery and a separate battery-powered sump pump to operate.
When a high-quality battery backup is installed, you can pump out thousands of gallons of water on a single charge. And because you have a second pump installed, you're covered during sump pump failures and during overwhelming rains as well as during power outages.
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