What Is the Difference Between Water-Powered and Battery-Powered Sump Pumps?

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Last year alone, the United States had 20 natural disasters that resulted in a combined loss of more than $1 billion? Severe storms and flooding accounted for more than half of these disasters, proving just how important it is to protect the basement in your Camp Hill home with a primary and backup sump pump.

Both water-powered sump pumps and battery-powered sump pumps are extremely helpful—they prevent flooding and water damage when your primary sump pump cannot. But what is the difference between these two sump pumps—and which will best suit your needs and the needs of your Pennsylvania home?

With HL Bowman, you never have to worry about making any plumbing, heating, or cooling decision on your own. Our professionals can answer any of your questions and make recommendations based on the details of your home and your personal preferences. Give us a call to speak with our sump pump experts today!

Water-Powered Sump Pumps

Adding a water-powered sump pump will help prevent water from accumulating in your basement. If your primary sump pump fails to operate when the power goes out, your water-powered sump pump will act as a backup and pump water out of the sump pit to prevent a flood.

The water-powered backup sump pump will automatically start working when the water rises above the main pump’s float. A valve will open and send water from your home’s water supply through the pump ejector to the outside of your home.

During this process, it creates a powerful suction that pulls the water from your sump pump and then relocates it outside as well. This depletes the buildup of water in your sump pit. The process will continue whenever the water goes above the primary pump’s float.

Battery-Powered Sump Pumps

Another backup option is a battery-powered sump pump. While your primary sump pump functions with electricity, a battery-powered sump pump operates off a heavy-duty battery that remains charged.

That means it is ready to work when the power goes out or if there’s a mechanical issue with your main sump pump. The battery will activate your sump pump and become the primary source to prevent flooding.

Protect Your Property

Whether you decide to add a water-powered sump pump or battery-powered sump pump for additional support, you will have peace of mind knowing you have a backup to your primary sump pump that will help prevent flooding and damage to your home.

Take action against the damaging effects of severe storms and flooding. Have a backup sump pump installed today, and relax knowing your home is protected even when your primary sump pump goes out!

We Will Handle Any Sump Pump Needs You Have

Ready to add a sump pump to your home? Or is there a sump pump issue that requires repair? HL Bowman is ready to step in and provide the critical plumbing services you need in your Camp Hill, PA, home. We are here for you. Call us at 717-561-1206 or request service online.

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