How a Back-Up Sump Pump Can Save Your HomeIf you have a basement or crawl space in your Indianapolis area home, having a working sump pump is a good idea. The idea of having a back-up sump pump is even better, especially if it’s capable of running on battery power. This means that your home will still be protected even when the electric power cuts out. Not only will this type of back-up sump pump setup protect your home from structural damage; it also will help you avoid damage to furniture, appliances, and plumbing and electrical systems while safeguarding your family’s health.

A flooded basement or crawl space promotes insect infestation and the unhealthy growth of molds, mildew and other fungi. All of these can be prevented by installation of a comprehensive sump pump system. If your main sump pump operates only on main electrical power, it’s essential that a battery-operated back-up sump pump be added to provide complete protection. Although a flooded basement/crawl space can be the result of a variety of causes, a large rain or snow storm that saturates the ground around your home’s foundation and allows water to leak into the basement interior may also be responsible for knocking out electric power to the home.

Water that’s allowed to come into the home and remain can result in a number of problems and, at resale time, can be a major cause of discouraging potential buyers. On the other hand, having a battery-operated back-up sump pump can:

  • Provide a warmer and drier basement by controlling humidity and dampness
  • Ensure the integrity of you home’s foundation
  • Protect furniture and walls and inhibit the formation of corrosion and/or rust on appliances and other metal surfaces
  • Maximize your home’s value and salability
  • Prevent infestation from a variety of insects

With more than four decades serving our Indianapolis area clients, we have the knowledge and experience to serve you, too. Contact us today at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing for information regarding installation of a back-up sump pump or with any questions regarding your home’s indoor air quality/comfort.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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