tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-569688858142828321.post5446360278078128314..comments2011-03-04T07:50:46.251-08:00Comments on The New Frugal Mom: Swamped!Marianne Thomashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02657624957929650534noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-569688858142828321.post-18885215674734776222011-03-04T07:50:46.251-08:002011-03-04T07:50:46.251-08:00All: Thanks for the great comments/ideas for every...All: Thanks for the great comments/ideas for everyone to use as well.<br /><br />Our sump well actually does have a backup sump pump wired to a marine battery and a very loud alarm. Unfortuntely, the float that trips the backup pump got stuck on one of the drain lines into the sump well and didn&#39;t tip enough (the gyroscope or whatever inside the float) to both trip the pump and the alarm.<br /><br />Thankfully, we caught it when there was only 1 inch or so of water and we&#39;ve got a submersible pump down by our sump well. We were able to use that until the water remediation folks got there at about 2 am.<br /><br />All in all, even though we had all the bases covered, it still happened; thankfully, we&#39;ve got that sump pump/water backup rider on our insurance policy as well as a Home Owners Warranty so the overall cost of cleaning up the mess was very small out of pocket for us. <br /><br />;-)Marianne Thomashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02657624957929650534noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-569688858142828321.post-56007830933728871542011-02-28T14:58:09.712-08:002011-02-28T14:58:09.712-08:00anyone with a sump pump should also install a batt...anyone with a sump pump should also install a battery back up that is wired to turn on when the primary sump pump fails. The marine battery Lawanna describes is an excellent option.dee deehttp://everydayfrugaleverydaygreen.blogspot.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-569688858142828321.post-16902221808987978062011-02-28T06:42:45.528-08:002011-02-28T06:42:45.528-08:00Another idea is to wire up the sump pump to a back...Another idea is to wire up the sump pump to a backup sump pump. In a previous house we had the sump pump fail. So we installed a backup pump with a marine battery (from Lowe&#39;s). And it worked! Power went out and the backup pump kicked in. Saved us a bunch of grief and headache of another wet basement.Lawannahttp://www.moneysavinghabits.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-569688858142828321.post-70226711321603133642011-02-23T08:40:08.119-08:002011-02-23T08:40:08.119-08:00Hi- I live in South Central Ohio and thought I&#39...Hi- I live in South Central Ohio and thought I&#39;d let you know that you can wire an alarm to your sump pump that will alert you as to when the water level in your sump pump gets too high so that you hopefully can avoid another flooding. You can get an inexpensive portable pump to keep near your sump pump and use it if your sump pump goes out. We&#39;ve had this happen once in an 1800 square foot basement and try our best to make sure that it never happens again! AmyAnonymousnoreply@blogger.com