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Backup Sump Pump Service Auburn Hills, Michigan – First Class Plumbing

backup sump pump auburn hills michiganFirst Class Plumbing provides expert backup sump pump service in Auburn Hills, Michigan and nearby areas. Please call the Auburn Hills MI backup sump pump Pros at (248) 520-9197 today!

Battery Backup Sump Pump

A battery backup sump pump is not a battery hookup for your primary pump, but rather a

separate sump pump system that is installed adjacent to your primary electric pump in the sump

basin. It typically runs on 12 volt or 24 volt DC battery power and can either be plumbed into

the primary discharge pipe (the pipe hooked up to the sump pump to carry the water outside of

the house) or can be installed with its own independent discharge pipe.

The battery backup sump pump has its own float switch so that when the water rises in the

sump, it raises the float and the backup pump is activated. This is important for two reasons; (1)

If the primary pump cannot keep up with the inflow due to excessive amounts of water entering

the sump pit during an abnormal event, the backup pump will assist the primary pump in

evacuating the water. (2) In the event of a power disruption or primary pump/level control failure,

it will assume the role as the primary pump allowing time for the power to be restored or the AC

electric pump system to be serviced. When operating intermittently with a fully charged battery,

most battery backup sump pump systems can provide pumping relief for days.

Some of the more advanced battery backup sump pump models incorporate unique monitoring

systems that signal the homeowner with a visual and audio alarm when the following conditions

exist:

• Fluid in the battery is low

• Battery terminals are corroded or the battery is defective

• Unit is not receiving AC power

• Pump is defective or not connected

• Pump was activated

• High Water Alarms

• Pump failure detection

• Battery charging level

In addition, top-of-the-line battery backup sump pump systems will also include export terminals,

so that the homeowner can connect the system to an auto-dialer. When connected to a home

security system, it can be programmed to notify one or more contact phone numbers.


Water-Powered Backup Sump Pump

In areas where a pressurized municipal water supply is available (city water), a water-powered

backup sump pump can be a reliable backup sump system without the need for a battery power

supply. This type of system is designed to use the energy of flowing water through a venturi to

create a low pressure region as the pressurized water moves through the device, which in turn

allows atmospheric pressure to push water out of the sump pit and empty it.

The water-powered pump is installed in a sump pit, where a float will activate a valve to control

the flow of pressurized municipal water. When the water level rises to a certain level, the valve

will open. When the water lowers the valve is closed and the flow of water is stopped.

A water-powered backup sump pump is not intended to be used as a primary sump pump. It

will require the use of municipal water for operation and is not as efficient as an AC powered

sump pump. A water-powered backup pump must use a separate discharge than your primary

pump for two reasons. If the two pumps were to be tied together, a failure of the primary pump

check valve would allow the municipal water to be pumped into the sump pit through the primary

pump. Similarly, a failure in the incoming water pressure from municipal water supplies could

allow sump water to enter into the municipal water and risk contamination. Most water powered

pump manufacturers suggest the use of a water backflow prevention device (called an RPZ

valve) to protect potable water supplies. A water-powered sump pump is best used in

conjunction with an alarm that will alert the user of a high water level or backup pump activity.

Please note that each municipality has their own requirements for backflow prevention in the

water supply line. Make sure to contact your local water authority for information regarding the

requirements for your area.

Inverter System Backup Sump Pump

The Battery Backup Power Inverter System has its own float switch so that when the water rises

in the sump, it raises the float and the backup pump is activated. This is important for two

reasons. If the primary pump cannot keep up with the inflow due to excessive amounts of water

entering the sump pit during an abnormal event, the backup pump will assist the primary pump

in evacuating the water. In the event of a power disruption or primary pump/level control failure,

it will assume the role as the primary pump allowing time for the power to be restored or the AC

electric pump system to be serviced. When operating intermittently with a fully charged battery,

most battery backup sump pump systems can provide pumping relief for days.

Some of the more advanced Battery Backup Power Inverter models incorporate unique

monitoring systems that signal the homeowner with a visual and audio alarm when the following

conditions exist:

• Battery voltage is low

• Battery terminals are corroded or the battery is defective

• Unit is not receiving AC power

• Pump is defective

• Pump was activated

• High Water Alarms

• Pump failure detection

• Battery charging level

In addition, top-of-the-line Battery Back Up Power Inverter systems will also include export

terminals, so that the homeowner can connect the system to an auto-dialer.

source: sspma.org

If you need expert backup sump pump service in Auburn Hills, Michigan and surrounding areas, call the top rated Auburn Hills MI backup sump pump company – First Class Plumbing (248) 520-9197.

 

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