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Friday, May 5th, 2017 by Chantele Machado
Many homes throughout Western Washington went hours without power yesterday while thunder storms pummeled several counties; including Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom. Undoubtedly, severe weather such as hail and lightning can be disastrous, but it can be especially devastating to homes that already suffer from water intrusion.
During a thunderstorm, homes that require a sump pump to keep their basement or crawl space dry risk losing power and experiencing a pump failure. This leaves a homeowner with very few options of defense in the instance that water levels rise above their sump basin; which is likely, considering most thunder storms are accompanied by heavy precipitation.
Fortunately, there are ways to avoid having to worry about this destructive possibility. The UltraSump Battery Back-Up System can be added to any of our sump pumps and is included with the TripleSafe Sump Pump. The UltraSump is completely automatic and will activate in the case that the primary pump fails. It also features a ‘smart’ charging system that starts recharging as soon as the battery has access to power again. On a new, fully charged battery the UltraSump can pump out more than 11,000 gallons, giving the homeowner ample time to restore the primary pump and prevent any damages that could occur. The UltraSump Battery Back-Up is the best option to ensure protection in even the worst of cases.