Sump Pumps are often installed and forgotten about. Many homeowners take for granted that they are in place and will do their job as heavy rainfalls or snow melts begin to flood the neighborhood, but too often failures occur that leave the basement full of water and the homeowner with damages to pay for and insurance claims to file. Loss of personal items and mold growth add insult to injury. For this reason, we are proud to offer the first ever internet connected PeakFlow iControl sump pump system which will allow you to more easily take care of your pump so it can take care of you!
Some of the most common reasons why your sump pump could fail are:
- Power outage
- Switch failure from interference, or damage
- Sediment or debris in the sump pit
- Pump age
- Lack of maintenance
- Primary pump overwhelmed
Not knowing you have any of these problems before a flood is the single most common reason but is often overlooked. If you only knew that your pump was failing before you needed to rely on it, you could prevent the consequences!
Water powered pumps are one solution to power outages but they require consistent domestic water pressure which may also be lost during a power outage. In some locations water powered pumps have been banned because of the water they waste and discharge back into the flood zone, making matters worse.
Battery back-up sump pumps are an ideal way to protect your house while the power is out but it will only help you if it can notify you of a problem. PeakFlow sump pump technology is the answer to this problem.