Sump Pump & Battery Backup Installation in Milwaukee, WI
There are many different ways to protect your home against moisture, but a sump pump is among the best. Everdry Waterproofing offers comprehensive sump pump installation services to homeowners throughout Milwaukee, WI, and the surrounding area. In addition to helping install and maintain your sump pump, our experts can provide sump pump battery backup installation services to protect you in case of an emergency. We have been serving homeowners throughout the region for more than 30 years, all the while maintaining a commitment to customer satisfaction. Call us today to learn more about sump pumps and why you should have a battery backup.
What Is a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is an instrument that can remove water from the lowest point in your home. Many of our clients have sump pumps in their basements or crawl spaces to avoid flooding, mold growth, and various other forms of water damage. Typically, sump pumps feature a float that rises with the water level. At a certain point, it will trigger the motor to start pumping water into a draining space. Sump pumps are among the most effective ways to prevent water damage in your home.
Advantages of Having a Sump Pump in Your Home
Without an effective sump pump, water may begin to accumulate in your basement or crawl space long before you are even aware of an issue. But a sump pump from Everdry Waterproofing can prevent such a problem. A sump pump will:
- Prevent flooding from rainwater
- Protect against sewage backups
- Help maintain low relative humidity levels
- Reduce the risk of mold and mildew growth
- Improve indoor air quality
- Minimize risk of structural decay
- Reduce the risk of animal infestation
- Minimize potential electrical damages
Why Your Sump Pump May Fail
Homeowners throughout Wisconsin need a sump pump to protect against damage during harsh winter seasons and rainy springs. This is especially true for those who live in houses on flood-prone lots or have previously had flooding problems. But simply having a sump pump is not enough. You need peace of mind knowing your mechanism will work when you need it most. Among the reasons your sump pump may fail are:
- Too small to handle significant water flow
- Material defects
- Ineffective float switches
- Motor breakdowns
But the most common reasons sump pumps stop working are power outages. This is particularly concerning because significant storms that cause such outages are often accompanied by heavy rainfall that may lead to moisture-related damages to your home.
How You Will Know Your Sump Pump Is Dead
It is essential to regularly check your sump pump to ensure it is in proper working order. The professionals at Everdry Waterproofing can help by providing maintenance services and repairs as necessary. You can check to see if your sump pump is working by slowly pouring water into it until it begins to run. If it is working correctly, the water will recede until it is at the correct level. If this does not happen, you need to call our experts.
Determining Whether You Need a Battery Backup
Everyone should have a sump pump battery backup to ensure home safety. Everdry Waterproofing is proud to provide sump pump battery backups for homeowners in Milwaukee, WI and throughout the surrounding area. Battery backup systems are especially important because weather issues that cause power outages often pose flooding threats. Whether thick snowstorms in the dead of winter are the culprit or heavy rainfall in the spring is causing problems, you need a safeguard to keep your home and family safe.
You May Add A Battery Backup to Your Existing Sump Pump
You can add a battery backup to the existing sump pump in your home to protect against power outages of all varieties. But we recommend requesting a consultation from our professionals to help you determine whether adding a battery backup or installing a new battery backup sump pump is right for your circumstances. In addition to protecting against power outages, battery backup sump pumps will protect against sump pump malfunctions and provide extra protection during heavy rainfalls.
How Long Does a Sump Pump With a Battery Backup Last?
If your home has no power, your sump pump will be entirely reliant on its backup battery system. Therefore, the capacity of the battery will determine how long the mechanism will last. Another contributing factor is whether it is running continuously or intermittently. On average, sump pumps using battery backup for operation will last for roughly four to five hours.
Battery Back Up System Specs:
PVL-ES-SFS; 1/3 HP Submersible AC Pump (42 GPM / 2,520 GPH @ 10′ Pumping Height)
PZM-DC2100; 12V DC Battery Backup Submersible Pump (22 GPM / 1,320 GPH @ 10′ Pumping Height)
(2) 1-1/2″ Check Valves
1-1/2″ PVC Discharge Pipe & Fittings
Why You Should Choose Everdry Waterproofing
Everdry Waterproofing has provided safe, reliable waterproofing solutions to more than 85,000 satisfied customers over the last 30+ years. We offer a one-on-one approach to ensure we meet your unique needs while staying within your budget. Our experts have extensive industry experience and are committed to your satisfaction.
Contact Everdry Waterproofing Today
Keeping your basement or crawl space dry is critical to the structural integrity and safety of your house. Everdry Waterproofing specializes in sump pumps and sump pump battery backup installation services for homeowners in Milwaukee, WI and the surrounding area. Contact us today to request a free consultation and quote.