OK. So, you have an adequate sump pump that does not have a backup system and everything seems to work just fine. In fact, in a recent heavy storm your sump pump handled the load as it was designed to do and there was no flooding at all. Why should you then go through the added expense and hassle of having a pump pump backup system installed?
Is it a Risk You Are Willing to Take
The truth is that that you really do not. It is all a matter of choice, and while some people get along just fine year after year with no sump pump backup system others thank their lucky stars time and again that they have one to pump their basement out when their main system fails on them.
If Your New to Your Home Check Your System Well
There are some factors that you have to consider though. One of these factors, for instance, is if the area that you live in is to power outages. If it is, then you can count on the power going out on you at some point during a storm. If you recently bought your home and the previous owners told you that the basement sump pump system works just fine, then you have to bear in mind that they may have different standards then you do.
Water Powered Sump Pumps
New technology in water powered pump systems have made it possible for people to install a pump pump in their basements that is completely imperfect to the effects of a power outage. Then with a battery powered backup system to assist it during high water output times, the complete system is about as close to fool proof as you can get in a pump pump system.
Can You Afford the Risk of Water Damage
Finally, it is important to take stock of the actual damages that will occur of your foundation floods. Foundation damage due to settling and mold damage in the home itself are just two of the problems that can arise out of a flooded basement. With the cost of a good quality sump pump backup system now more affordable than ever, one has to ask themselves if they can afford not to go without one.