In the past few years we’ve had more than a few violent rainstorms where we lost power.
Because of this, I’ve decided that a battery powered emergency sump pump would probably be a good investment.
Unfortunately those kinds of pumps seem to be kind of pricey. I’ve gotten quotes from $1200 to $1500 (installed) for an Aquanot pump. I also got a quote from American Residential Services (ARS), but it was $3000 to install a “Tranco” pump … but I’ve determined that ARS companies seem to quote prices that are about double what normal vendors charge and use products that are not normally supplied.
I’ve got a couple of on-site estimates scheduled (one today, another on Monday) so I’ll probably be deciding soon.
I figure that $1200 is more than it would cost if we ended up having a real flood, even with insurance.