Spring Storms Can Spell Trouble at Home When the Power Goes Out.
Spring storms are no joke
We’ve seen it too many times. A thunderstorm rolls through. The electricity goes out and takes the sump pump’s ability to pump right along with it. Unfortunately, many times the homeowner doesn’t realize the pump has stopped pumping until the basement is flooded and possessions are ruined.
The solution is surprisingly simple — a battery back-up sump pump.
A battery backup pump will switch automatically to battery when power fails or your primary pump breaks. It also pumps along with your primary pump when there is more water than your primary pump can handle. You can sleep easier at night knowing your basement and belongings will stay dry even in a torrential downpour. Check the current promotions on our website for a great offer of $50 off a sump pump, or $100 off a battery back-up sump pump at www.anthonyphc.com. But hurry, it ends May 31st, 2010.
Sump Pump Tip
Check your sump pump regularly to make sure it is in proper working condition.
1) Remove the cover and slowly pour water into the sump pit.
2) Watch for the “float” to rise and trigger the pump.
3) Once the pump is engaged, the water level will quickly lower and the float will shut off the pump. This is what is called “a normal sump cycle”.