Sump Pump Installation in CO & NM, including Grand Junction, Durango & Farmington, NM.

Backup Sump Pumps in Colorado & New Mexico

Wet, Leaky, Flooded Basement in Grand Junction

A sump pump system will protect your basement most of the time. However, mechanical failures in the sump or the sump pump switch lead to significant basement water problems.

When waters are rising and rains are at their worst, you'll be glad there's a battery backup sump pump available to kick in and handle the water the primary sump pump couldn't handle.

If you're looking for a great sump pump battery backup, Silver River Basement Systems offers free, no-obligation inspections and quotes on the installation. Call or e-mail them today!

Battery Backup Sump Pumps

If your sump pump system has no battery backup sump pump, it won't matter how nice the system is when the power goes out. And, unfortunately, the power goes out most often when there are heavy rainstorms and wind are present. However, the sump pump market is clogged with so many options for battery backup systems that it can be bewildering. Let's break down the different battery backup sump systems available in Durango, Grand Junction, Farmington NM:

Generator-powered sump pump backup in CO & NM: For around $400, it's possible to buy a portable generator that can be used to run the sump pump if there's ever a power outage. However, this generator will only be useful if the homeowner is home and awake to turn it on, and usually must be started outside (in the rain). For $7,000-$10,000, you can choose to instead buy a powerful generator system that's wired to the sump pump and will turn itself on automatically. If you want your basement dry all the time and don't know if you'll be home - and awake - every time you lose power, the more expensive option is all generator-powered systems have to offer. Remember also that you'll be powering your primary sump pump and that no battery backup will be available. If the sump pump simply clogs or experiences a mechanical failure, there will be no other pump available to help keep the basement dry.

Alternate Sump Pump Power Source: Homeowners will sometimes hook up a battery to their AC powered sump pump that will convert the battery's DC power to AC power to run the sump. Unfortunately, much of the battery's charge will be lost as it converts DC to AC, and the battery will generally run out of charge after either an hour has passed or 2,200 gallons of water have been pumped out. And like the generator-powered systems, there is only one sump pump in the pit, and if it fails, your basement floods.

Generic Battery Backup Systems: Irresponsible basement waterproofers have been known to rig up a cheap battery backup sump pump, hooking it up to a car battery for its power source. However, car batteries were not intended for work like this, and as they sit on the cold concrete floor, they will begin to lose their amperage-hour capacity. If the basement floods a year later, you won't be able to count on them to last for very long!

Sump Pump Battery Backup Systems: Top-quality battery backup sump pump systems in Colorado & New Mexico have been created specifically to last in crawl space or basement. These battery backup sump pumps can pump out 3-5 times more water on a single charge than an alternate power source is able to. The UltraSump® Battery Backup Sump Pump offered by Silver River Basement Systems can pump more than 11,500 gallons of water on a single charge. If you want more power in your sump pump system, it's also possible to hook up two or more batteries to a single battery backup sump pump.

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Backup Pump or Battery Backup Pump?

Both. While a battery backup sump pump is the more important of the two because it can run even when the power goes out your basement will stay dry.

However, prolonged rains or flooding are liable to use up the charge on any basement waterproofing system, eventually leading to a flood in the basement.

However, using an AC-powered sump pump backup will ensure that your system has a second line of defense, and that as long as your home has power, your sump pumps will be working to protect your home investment.

As a side note, be sure that if you're installing two sump pumps into a single location, it's important to use two sump pump discharge pipes to send the water out of the home. The pipes hold a limited amount of water, and the second pump will need a new venue to send it out with.

Silver River Basement Systems would like to help you with your battery backup sump pump needs. For a free, in-home inspection and sump pump quote in Grand Junction, Durango, Farmington NM, and all across Colorado & New Mexico, call or e-mail them online today!

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Serving CO & NM including the Greater Grand Junction area
Our Colorado & New Mexico Service Area
Cities in Alamosa County, CO
Alamosa
Hooper
Mosca

Cities in Archuleta County, CO
Arboles
Chromo
Pagosa Springs

Cities in Conejos County, CO
Antonito
Capulin
Conejos
La Jara
Manassa
Romeo
Sanford

Cities in Custer County, CO
Westcliffe
Wetmore

Cities in Delta County, CO
Austin
Cedaredge
Cory
Crawford
Delta
Eckert
Hotchkiss
Lazear
Paonia

Cities in Dolores County, CO
Cahone
Dove Creek
Rico

Cities in Fremont County, CO
Canon City
Coal Creek
Coaldale
Cotopaxi
Florence
Hillside
Howard
Penrose
Rockvale

Cities in Gunnison County, CO
Almont
Crested Butte
Gunnison
Ohio City
Parlin
Pitkin
Powderhorn
Somerset

Cities in Hinsdale County, CO
Lake City

Cities in La Plata County, CO
Bayfield
Durango

Cities in Mesa County, CO
Clifton
Collbran
De Beque
Fruita
Gateway
Glade Park
Grand Junction
Loma
Mack
Mesa
Molina
Palisade
Whitewater

Cities in Mineral County, CO
Creede

Cities in Montezuma County, CO
Cortez
Dolores
Lewis
Mancos
Mesa Verde National Park
Pleasant View
Towaoc
Yellow Jacket

Cities in Montrose County, CO
Bedrock
Cimarron
Montrose
Naturita
Nucla
Olathe
Paradox
Redvale

Cities in Ouray County, CO
Ouray
Ridgway

Cities in Rio Grande County, CO
Center

Cities in Saguache County, CO
Crestone
Moffat
Saguache
Sargents
Villa Grove

Cities in San Juan County, CO
Silverton

Cities in San Miguel County, CO
Egnar
Norwood
Ophir
Placerville
Telluride

Cities in Rio Arriba County, NM
Abiquiu
Alcalde
Canjilon
Canones
Cebolla
Chama
Chimayo
Cordova
Coyote
Dixon
Dulce
El Rito
Embudo
Espanola
Gallina
Hernandez
La Madera
Lindrith
Los Ojos
Medanales
Petaca
Tierra Amarilla
Truchas
Vallecitos
Velarde
Youngsville

Cities in San Juan County, NM
Aztec
Blanco
Bloomfield
Farmington
Flora Vista
Fruitland
Kirtland
La Plata
Nageezi
Navajo Dam
Newcomb
Sanostee
Sheep Springs
Shiprock
Waterflow

Our Locations:

Silver River Basement Systems
P.O. Box 905
Ship:1871 North Hwy. 149
Lake City, CO 81235
1-970-238-8873