Many Calgary homeowners rely on their sump pump to protect their investment. A sump pump failure can be catastrophic in a finished basement. When the time comes to replace your sump pump, Rike Plumbing has the experience to do a proper installation. We can also supply you with a high quality submersible sump pump.
Rike Plumbing also supplies and installs backup sump pumps. A backup sump pump kicks in during power failures or if your primary sump pump fails. A backup sump pump is inexpensive insurance for homeowners.
Backup sump pumps are either powered by a 12 volt rechargeable battery or by your home’s water pressure. Battery backup pumps should also be equipped with an alarm, so you can tell that your main pump has failed.
Liberty Cast Iron Submersible Sump Pumps
The ¾ hp sump pump pictured features a unique one-piece cast iron housing with peripheral port suction. The design eliminates the motor seal ring and helps reduce potential jamming from debris.
Liberty Pumps is an ISO 9001 certified company. Liberty product quality has to meet the needs of customers. Liberty’s Quality System is reviewed at regular intervals by external audit.
Battery Backup Sump Pump
Liberty’s Backup Sump Pump takes over when the power goes out. The pump runs from the power of a 12 volt deep cycle battery, when your power is out or your main pump fails. The unit is equipped with an advanced 3-stage charger.
Battery backup pumps can also fail. Some homes in Calgary have sump pumps that rarely run. It is important to occasionally check your battery backup pump. Battery backups should be discharged twice a year. A battery backup sump pump that is never used, will eventually lose it’s ability to hold a charge. To discharge your battery, simply unplug the main pump and allow your backup to run. We recommend replacing your battery once every five years. With these simple precautions, your home will be fully protected.
A battery backup pump will pay for itself the first time it is needed. The price of a battery backup pump is usually less than your home insurance deductible. Homeowners that have invested a lot of money in finishing their basement should not be relying on a single sump pump with no backup.
Water Powered Backup Sump Pump
The SumpJet® by Liberty Pumps is a water powered backup sump pump that will protect your basement in the case of a power outage. The sump pump is powered by the city water supply and requires no electricity. The SumpJet® removes 2 gallons of waste water for every gallon of municipal water used.
The SumpJet® requires an uninterrupted water source to work. If you are on a well with a pump, the unit will not operate during power outages.
Talk with Rike Plumbing before purchasing any type of sump pump or backup pump. We can help your determine sizing and which model and style of pump will do the right job for you.