Install a Battery-Operated Backup Sump Pump
Updated on Monday 27th July 2020
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An effective method to make sure that your sump pump continues to function even when there is a lack of power is to install a battery-operated backup sump pump.
During a normal operation, the electric sump pump pumps water from the pit. However, in case the electricity disconnects, the battery-operated backup sump pump automatically begins working when the pit fills with water.
In this article, our plumber in London explains how we install such a sump pump.
Steps taken by our local plumbers to set up a battery-operated backup sump pump in London
The steps taken by our plumbers in London to set up a battery-operated backup sump pump are:
• Unplugging, disconnecting and taking out the current sump pump from the pit;
• Applying Teflon tape on the threads of a check valve, then lightening the valve on the side of the new 110-volt sump pump;
• Wrapping Teflon tape around the threads of the battery-operated sump pump. Then, tightening the new pump on the check valve. Both pumps are set into the sump pit;
• Afterwards, our plumber in London cuts a 1 ½-inch diameter PVC pipe to length to have a discharge line;
• Gluing the PVC pipe and the fittings and connecting the current discharge pipe with stainless steel hose clamps and rubber connector;
• Setting the deep-cycle 12-volt marine battery in a protective plastic box and setting a close shelf;
• Making the low-voltage cable connections between the battery and the new sump pump;
• Other steps: we can offer you further details on what these other steps consist of.
Why have a battery-operated backup sump pump in London?
A sump pump is one of the most significant, and perhaps the most ignored, devices used to prevent disasters in your home.
If such a simple system stops functioning, the results can be very damaging, causing a lot of expenses, daily disruptions caused by important repairs and more costly insurance premiums in the future.
Sometimes, home proprietors choose to use a replacement sump pump in case the current pump stops working. However, what if there is a power outage and you are in a holiday or if the sump pump stops working during a storm?
That is why our emergency plumber in London recommends you to set up a battery-operated backup sump pump: no matter what the cause of the sump pump failure is, this backup system always functions.
If you have more questions about a sump pump backup, or for any plumbing services in London you might request, please contact us.