What is a Battery Sump Pump

floodBattery sump pumps are used to remove water or other liquids which gets accumulated in sump pits or other small crevices. These battery sump pumps are mostly used in the basements of houses where water from the upper floors gets collected. A common battery sump pump has a covering which does not allow anything to seep inside. These pumps can be either installed by the user or have it installed by a professional which can be expensive. There are two types of sumps which are the stationary sump pumps and portable sump pumps. Battery sump pumps are usually portable.

The price of the battery sump pumps depends on the horsepower of its motor and the make. The horsepower of these battery sump pumps range from 1/6th to ½ HP and the prices of these pumps range from sixty to six hundred dollars. But, what is most important to consider when buying a battery sump pump is the number of gallons per hour or the number of gallons per minute a pump is able to suck out.  Most battery sump pumps are able to suck out liquids containing small solids without stalling its motor, which makes it a much more versatile piece of equipment.

Another important feature of the battery sump pump is that it’s portable and can be carried out to places which do not even have electricity. This is one main reason the municipality council uses this piece of machinery to clean out small sewer systems which are blocked with sewage. It is small and hence can be carried to the exact location where it is needed. Since it does not have any wires attached people who use this machine can easily maneuver it while at work. The battery sump pump is most beneficial to people who live in an area where there is frequent power cuts. Some of this battery pump also comes with an automatic battery recharger. This battery recharger keeps the battery recharged even if the pump has not been used for years. It is made sure by the manufacturers that this battery charger never over charges the battery.

The materials which the battery sump pump is made of also affects the price of the pump such as cast bronze, stainless steel, polypropylene and other plastics go into making  this pump. Also maintaining a battery sump pump is not easy; it needs constant looking after and care. The material which gets clogged up in the sump should be removed frequently before it packs up and troubles the motor of the battery sump pump.

Mostly these battery sump pumps are made to work simultaneously with the bigger main pump. The much smaller battery sump pump kicks in whenever the main pump malfunctions and acts as a backup.