Did you find out why your sump pump stopped working?
Plus, we were stressed out that the freezer, washer, dryer, and air conditioners that we store down there would be fried and have to be replaced. If this had happened, we would have been out thousands of dollars needlessly.
Miraculously, we had no issues and everything worked just fine. [Insert big sigh of relief here]. But as an extra precaution, we decided to prop them up on plastic pallets to further dry them out. The whole process was extremely time-consuming and stressful.
We don't have very many valuables but if you do and keep some of them in the basement, what a shame it would be to see them get ruined just because the sump pump abruptly stops working. Literally thousands of dollars worth of damage can occur in minutes to hours without you making the sad discovery until it's too late.
Peace of mind - The best investment ever!
And realize this: At some point your sump pump is going to die unexpectedly because they have a limited time span. Any of the above examples will throw you for a loop if you don't have a backup sump pump ready to take over.
After all, it doesn't take much to end up with several feet of water in the basement leaving you with your head spinning. Miserable. Not only do you have to ultimately fix the problem, but you have that gigantic mess to clean up. Don't even get me started on the price of hiring a plumber to come help to fix the problem. And dare I bring up mold again? So much cheaper just to have the backup sump pump installed and ready to take over in these emergencies.
Besides, when you go on vacation, don't you want to escape knowing full-well that your basement is protected and your assets safe and secure while you're gone? And yes, we had a different flood occur many years ago while on vacation and returning to lots of water in the basement and a huge plumbing bill was not a happy ending.
Why this sump pump?
As I was emptying the dishwasher one night while putting the finishing touches on dinner Tom was yapping away about this specific backup sump pump. First off, he appreciated all the positive ratings on Amazon. No one had anything negative to say about it! Five star ratings make him a happy man. Tom was also pumped up that this sump pump is made right here in Buffalo, NY. Yay.
Additionally, this pump is fueled by water so batteries are not needed. Lots of backup sump pumps require the use of batteries, but those batteries alone range from $120-$200 each and have to eventually be replaced. That's a super pricey added cost that Tom was avoiding. Not to mention the pain of having to remember to replace the batteries.
The icing on the cake is an alarm that goes off to let you know it has kicked in and is in full working mode. This sealed the deal for Tom. You can program it to sound off prior to your sump pump failing or when it actually goes out. You choose. Nice touch!
These types of disasters are covered by Homeowners insurance....right?!
One sump pump valued at $300!
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