Backup Sump Pumps in Akron, OH
Should you get a battery-powered or water-powered backup sump pump system? Does GPH (gallons/hour) matter? What type of maintenance is involved? When you want the peace of mind offered by a backup sump pump system, selecting the right type of system is the first step. Next comes proper installation followed by annual testing. We’ve installed hundreds of systems all over the greater Akron, OH area. Our approach is to gather information so we can offer you options and help you select the right system for the job. When it comes to protecting your basement from flooding, backup sump pump systems are not a one-size-fits-all job. Let us help you find and install the right system for your home.
Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about backup sump pump services in the Akron, OH area. Call 330-825-3686 to speak to our team today!
Backup Sump Pump Repair and Installation Options
Sump pump backup systems give homeowners peace of mind knowing they have an extra layer of security against flooding. Dealing with a flooded basement or floors can cause thousands of dollars in property damage or even completely destroy a home. At Mackin & Sons Plumbing, we have several different backup sump pump installation options to fit any property. We’ll get your plumbing system in great shape with complete coverage to handle any level of rainfall.
- Battery Back Up Sump Pump Diagnosis and Repairs
- Battery Maintenance
- Remote Monitoring Systems
- Zoeller Homeguard Water Powered Back Up Sump Pump Installation
- Meyers Battery Back-Up Sump Pumps
- Basement Watchdog Battery Back-Up Sump Pumps
- Zoeller Battery Back-Up Sump Pumps
- Liberty Battery Back-Up Sump Pumps
Call us today for the best backup sump pump repair and installation in Akron, OH. Schedule an appointment today at 330-825-3686! We’ll get to your property quickly to handle any repair or installation you need.
Sump Pumps Q&A
Q: Can your systems notify me on my phone when there’s a flood?
A: Yes, several of the systems we install can come with remote monitoring which can notify you by sending you a text message or calling you on the designated phone.
Q: How long does it take to install a battery back up system?
A: 1-3 hours depending on how extensive the system is.
Q: If we get a battery back up sump pump do we have to get a new primary pump too?
A: No, but the plumber will take the time to inspect your primary pump and if it is in bad shape or just a poor quality pump he will recommend replacing it.
Q: What makes battery back up systems so expensive?
A: Well, first there’s the gallons per minute rating. During a heavy storm, you want your backup pump to be able to handle a heavy load. The cheaper models at the big box stores usually don’t have the capacity to pump very many gallons per minute compared to the models we recommend. Secondly, the quality of the battery impacts how long the pump will run when the power is out. Runtime ratings can fall between 2 hours and 8 hours. We err on the side of caution and install the longest-running batteries we can find.
Q: I have a battery backup system but it failed during a storm when the power went out. It was less than 2 years old. Do your backups last longer?
A: A durable backup sump pump with a maintained battery should last 5-10 years. Most failures we see have to do with battery problems.
Q: Should I get a water-powered or battery-powered backup sump pump?
A: It depends on a couple of things. Battery-powered systems will work in any home. Water-powered systems require the home to have municipal water because they use the cold water in your water pipe to power the pump when the electricity goes out. The next thing to consider is how many gallons/hour need to be pumped. Either type of pump will have a “GPH” rating and if your home has a very active sump pump or high water table, it is wise to choose the system with the highest GPH rating. Finally, the cost is always an issue. Battery-powered systems are standard price but water-powered systems can vary depending on how close the nearest, properly sized water line is. One more thing. Both systems require annual testing and some maintenance.