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Should I Get a Backup Battery for My Sump Pump?

draining water from structure, generally accomplished with a pump or suction

An abnormally rainy spring or a Minnesota winter with heavy snow can cause serious water problems for homeowners. Once the ground is saturated, water may begin to find its way into basements, especially in areas prone to flooding or where the water table is high. 

Sump pumps can help move excess water away from your property, but they alone might not be able to fight the additional moisture. Investing in a backup battery for your sump pump will keep your home protected and flood-free.

Uses For a Backup Battery

Buying a backup for your sump pump may feel like a ‘what if’ scenario, but a battery backup has two efficient uses:

  • A power outage may occur. Your sump pump won’t operate without power, and water could build up while the electricity is out, and basement flooding could occur. A battery backup reduces or eliminates that possibility.
  • Your sump pump is older. As with all appliances, sump pumps lose functionality as they age. A backup battery can help prolong your unit’s lifespan.


Battery backups for sump pumps are easy to install and maintain. It’s essential to make sure the batteries are changed periodically and tested, so the unit functions correctly. Additionally, if your sump pump is five years or older, schedule a maintenance call to check the unit for the need of repair or replacement.

Minnesota Sump Pump Installation & Repair

Count on Dean’s, the sump pump experts, for the best advice and service. At Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating & Air, we can help homeowners assess their sump pump and decide if a battery backup makes sense. Our backup systems will protect your home and provide you with additional pumping capacities for very heavy rains and will operate even if the power to your home goes out. Contact us today for more information.


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