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Sump Pumps by Rapid Rooter Plumbing & Heating

Sump Pumps in Rochester and Buffalo, NY

Basements serve many purposes. Some homeowners use it as a storage or utility area, while others finish it out to create an extension of their living space. Regardless of how you use your basement, it's essential that you take the necessary precautions to keep it dry to avoid the ordeal of basement flooding.

A sump pump system from Rapid Rooter Plumbing is the best way for homeowners to maintain dry basements in the Buffalo and Rochester, New York area. A sump pump prevents water and moisture from entering your basement. It works by channeling water through the perimeter drainage system to the sump pump system, which then quickly pumps the water out of your home.

The sump pump system is usually installed in the lowest part of your basement or crawl space to keep the area completely dry all the time. This helps to ensure that, if water gets into your basement, you are not left with a wet mess that is expensive to repair.

Make Sure to Back Up Your Sump Pump System

If a sump pump stops for any reason, the system will fail and your basement may get wet. To protect against that possibility, it is wise to include a battery backup system that will keep your pump functioning through brownouts, whiteouts and power surges.

Sump pumps operate using your home's electricity, but there is always a chance that a storm strong enough to flood your home is also strong enough to knock out your power source. When that happens, then it's time for the battery backup system to do its work. It is powered by a battery that is continuously kept charged by the backup system. The purpose is to provide you with continuous support, as well as a functioning sump pump, until your power is restored.

Sump pumps lose power for a variety of reasons. Aside from the option of a widespread power failure, it's possible for a circuit to trip, especially for pumps plugged into GFCI outlets. A sump pump contains moving parts that can malfunction or wear out over the years. A piping leak or installation issue are other possibilities.

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 ready to operate in an emergency. The sump pump is the core of any basement or crawl-space waterproofing system but, like any mechanical utility within your home, your sump pump can experience failure. It must be properly maintained to function at maximum efficiency. 

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Rely on Rapid Rooter Plumbing to Service Your Sump Pump System

If you are in need of a basement sump pump or a battery backup system, Rapid Rooter Plumbing can help. We can also repair your existing system in the Rochester or Buffalo areaContact us online or call us at 585-209-5153 to get a free estimate or to learn more about our wide array of plumbing services