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What Happens If Your Sump Pump Fails or The Power Goes Out?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 by Kelsey Bullerdick

According to The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), in Southern Indiana, "The months of greatest flood frequency are December through April. The primary cause of floods is prolonged periods of heavy rains, although rain falling on snow or frozen ground can be a contributing factor."

Let's say that you already have a sump pump installed into your home to help prevent flooding, but what happens when the power goes out? What if your pump fails? These are questions you should be asking yourself. 

What about if the primary pump is not able to keep up with the amount of water in very heavy rains? Or the primary pump fails? 

I'm sure you've heard stories from family members and friends about their homes getting flooded when their sump pump failed. If you can't count on your sump system to be powerful or reliable enough, then you can't count on a dry basement. And what good is the space if it gets wet?

At Healthy Spaces, we install only the best sump pump systems available anywhere in the Indiana and Kentucky area. We have an answer to clogging sump pumps, power failures, torrential rainfall, and much more!

The answer is a TripleSafe sump pump system. It's our most reliable sump pump system that provides three levels of protection for your basement and peace of mind. 

For normal operation, the TripleSafe has a powerful, cast-iron Zoeller® 1/3 horsepower sump pump set at the lowest level. During heavy volumes of water or in the case that the primary pump fails, a second, more powerful Zoeller® ½ hp pump, is set a bit higher in the liner and will turn on. 

Should the power go out, our UltraSump battery backup sump pump, sets at the highest level, and will pump out 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery!

Take a look at the features of the TripleSafe Sump Pump System below!

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Our sump pump systems include the following features:

  • WaterWatch® Alarm: Sounds off to let you know if water has risen past the point where the pumps should have turned on.
  • SuperLiner Sump Liner: Large enough to keep your sump pump working properly without turning on and off repeatedly, but not so large that your liner goes too deep, making your sump pump wear out prematurely as it pumps out unnecessary water.
  • Airtight Sump Lid: An airtight lid keeps odors and humidity out while protecting your sump from debris from the basement floor. Rubber grommets around all pipes and wires help maintain the airtight lid and also help to keep all PVC pipes steady and quiet. 
  • CleanPump Stands: These sump pump stands are installed to raise the pumps off of the bottom of the liner. Any silt or sediment that settles on the bottom of your sump pit will be kept away from your pump. These stands also allow for height adjustment of the pump if necessary.


Now that you know there are options available to help keep your basement protected and dry all the time, don't get caught unprepared! Contact us today to schedule your free home estimate and take the first step to relaxing the next time the power goes out!


our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Birdseye
  • Branchville
  • Central
  • Depauw
  • Derby
  • Eckerty
  • English
  • French Lick
  • Grantsburg
  • Laconia
  • Leavenworth
  • Leopold
  • Marengo
  • Mauckport
  • Milltown
  • Orleans
  • Paoli
  • Ramsey
  • Rome
  • Saint Croix
  • Sulphur
  • Taswell
  • West Baden Springs
Our Locations:

Healthy Spaces
2280 N Cullen Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715