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Install a Battery-Operated Backup Sump Pump

Install a Battery-Operated Backup Sump Pump

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?

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 inLondon 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.