Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: May 2012

Is a Battery back up sump pump a good idea ?

I was talking to an electrician today about battery back up sump pump in case there is a power outage.

I always recommend it to buyers. I was surprised when he said that they are not all that great because the battery back up has power only for 4 hours. I do not know if it is true and have to do further research.

I said how about having a generator for back up electricity and he said you have to be at home to turn it on.

What do people who go on vacation do ? We have had some heavy rains over the years and hurricane season is here.

I always worry when I sell a house with a finished basement . I have had two listings over the years when the sump pump failed and the buyer backed out of the contract.

 

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Comment balloon 13 commentsGita Bantwal • May 29 2012 10:22AM
Is a Battery back up sump pump a good idea
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