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Arid Basement Waterproofing recommends Ullmann Industries

Posted on January 29, 2013

In the past 5 years, New Jersey and New York have been experiencing some major power outages that have lasted well over 1 or 2 days. Not all power outages come with a rising water table, but, for example in August of 2011, Hurricane Irene dumped 8-12 inches of rain and knocked out power for over a week in some areas. With incidences like Irene, if you have a battery backup system, depending on how often your pump cycles, most batteries will not last a week. In this case, your only alternative is to hook up a generator to your pump. Now, with that said, there are gasoline generators that you can purchase from a hardware store. The first thing to know is you have to start the generator yourself and run extension cords to the pump. Second, you’ll need a supply of gas to keep the engine running. This is where a lot of people say, “Alright, I’m out! That’s too much.” So if you are one of those people, your next alternative is an automatic start, natural gas generator that is permanently hooked up to your house. You can install a generator that handles your whole entire house or only the necessities, like your pump, refrigerator, lights, etc. Installing this type of generator increases the value of your house, especially given the power outages we’ve been experiencing in our area. We at Arid Basement Waterproofing do not install these ourselves but we recommend our friends at Ullmann Industries. They have been in business in New Jersey since 1999 and Frank Ullmann is the owner. Frank will take care of you from start to finish, show you all the options and will not stop until you are satisfied. If you are interested, click through to their site and tell them Arid Basement Waterproofing sent you!