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Sump Pumps and Power Outages

Sump Pumps and Power Outages

It can be costly to replace your sump pumps, but if you are proactive, you can prevent too many problems from happening all at once.

When it is strong enough, a summer storm can knock out the power in your home. Dealing with a power outage is never a pleasant experience, but it’s nowhere near fun if you need to figure out how to reactivate your sump pumps, too.

Your Sump Pump

Even if you’ve had the same sump pump installed for the past few years, it may be time to replace it. After all, it could have failed and you wouldn’t have known it, even with regular inspections to check on its condition. A huge storm could have easily flooded your basement, and that’s the moment when your sump pumps weren’t up to the task. It can be costly to replace your sump pumps, but if you are proactive, you can prevent too many problems from happening all at once.

Restoring Power

Luckily, even if your sump pump is down for the count, all is not lost. You can easily restore its power or find another way to approach the flooding problem that has affected your home. Keeping a second pump that still runs on electricity is great for just such an occasion. Even so, if there’s no electricity available, neither of your pumps will work. You’ll need to find something else.

Battery-operated pumps work even better, because they won’t need electricity in order to work. A third solution is to find sump pumps that activate when they encounter surging water. These are known as hydraulic sump pumps.

Even battery-powered sump pumps can run out of energy, and when there’s no electricity to recharge them, you might be out of luck. But when you have a hydraulic sump pump, that is something you won’t have to worry about anymore.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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