What Happens When Your Sump Pump Loses Power?

We’ve all been there before. You’re at home, sitting in your nice fluffy chair by the fireplace, hot cocoa in one hand and your favorite book in another, as the rain pours down in buckets outside. When all of a sudden, poof, the power’s out!

You fumble around in the dark and finally find your phone, and the operator on the other end of the line tells you sorry but it’s going to be four hours before they can get power back to the area. Meh, no biggie you say. The rain seems to pour even harder. And then it hits you like a ton of bricks: the crawl space is going to be flooded because with no power, your sump pump ain’t running!

Unfortunately, this is a situation that hundreds of people around the country face every time a big storm rolls through. And a flooded crawl space can cause all sorts of problems that are expensive to fix.

So how to prevent this from happening in the first place? Thank your lucky stars you're friends with the Crawl Space Ninjas. Because we have a product on our DIY store that you can install yourself, that will power your sump pump, even if your whole block has no power for hours!

That product is our pump sentry sump pump battery backup. You simply hook it up to your sump pump, and your power supply, and it quietly begins building up a charge. And next time that big storm hits and you’re upstairs drinking your cocoa when the power goes out, you can rest assured that your sump pump will be able to continue pumping for hours and hours, keeping your crawl space free of water.

To find out more about our pump sentry battery backup system, and even watch a cool unboxing video, click the button below!

About Michael Church

Michael Church has been involved with indoor air quality since 2005 and feels the unhealthy crawl space is one of the major problems causing poor indoor air quality.