Among plumbers and contractors there’s a common joke: “so you had $50,000 to finish your basement, but you didn’t have $1,000 to keep it from flooding!” It’s sad but true. We’ve even seen home theaters underwater. The fact is, a backup system, which includes backup “power” (a gel battery) and a backup “pump” (a second sump pump in the same pit) you end up having protection from both the failure of your primary pump and the loss of electricity (which is very common during heavy rainstorms!
JEM Plumbing has worked with many backup systems, and we can tell you the pros and cons of different models. Indeed, some of the most popular systems you find in big box stores are also the worst! The system we recommend at this time, due to a combination of quality and features is the Glentronics Pro 2400.