Be Proactive in Knoxville with a Sump Pump Battery Backup

Your sump pump is one of those things you may not consider until you need it—then you hope it’s operating as it should. Some homes with basements or crawl spaces are protected from ground water damage by a network of drainage pipes around the foundation. The pipes direct water into a shallow pit, or sump, where a sump pump pushes the water out and away from the house through a discharge pipe. A damaged or broken pump can quickly allow water to overflow the sump and ruin your basement.

Although relatively simple, a sump pump is one of the most essential and neglected disaster prevention devices in a home. Sump pumps work automatically each time water fills the sump, making them easy to forget about. While usually very reliable, it is only as good as the power that keeps it operating.


When this simple system breaks down, the results can be disastrous, leading to thousands of dollars in damage, daily disruptions caused by major repair work and higher insurance premiums for years to come. So spending some time and money on avoiding failure makes a lot of sense. That’s the advantage of sump pump battery backup systems—no matter what the source of the pump failure, a backup system will save the day.

Advantages of battery backup systems

  • Easy to maintain

  • Basic installation
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Unlike water-powered systems, battery backup systems function when there’s no water supply
  • Operational during power outages 


Considerations for battery backup systems

  • Battery may run down before power is restored
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Battery water levels must be examined every few months

  • Battery terminals must be cleaned twice a year
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Battery must be replaced every five years (and costs approximately $100)

So, when your sump pump starts acting different, call R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to check out your concern and help you decide on new sump pump installation, repair or replacement for your Knoxville home.