Sump pumps pull water away from the house and depending on your property, either disperses that water or dumps it into a well or municipal storm drain. Many homes here in Georgia have a sump pump usually located in their basement, where water could accumulate and cause damage.

You can read more about what sump pumps do here.

Why Would I Need A Backup Sump Pump?

A backup sump pump would be recommended if…

  • you want extra protection for your property – it’s an extra layer of precaution.
  • if your current sump pump does not have a battery backup

Of course, it’s important to keep up with the maintenance of your sump pump (just as it is with all your appliances and other home maintenance tasks).

Maintaining a sump pump is a task that should be included in your yearly household chores. Read more here about how you can maintain your sump pump properly so that it will keep on working for you when and if you ever need it.

Is A Battery Backup Sump Pump Worth It?

A sump pump that has a battery backup is an excellent choice for homeowners simply because it allows the unit to continue working in case of a power outage – which may also be caused due to inclement weather which could also bring about problems with flooding in your home.

Generally speaking, a battery could keep the sump pump running for 53 hours depending on how often the pump needs to run. We recommend you check the specs when purchasing your sump pump.

So – generally yes, a sump pump with a battery backup is a very good choice.

If you have any questions about sump pumps or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.