When unpredictable weather can wreak havoc, a reliable backup sump pump system is more than just a luxury; it’s a necessity. A1 Plumbing, Pumps & Water Treatment has the ultimate solution to keep your basement dry, ensuring peace of mind even in the face of torrential downpours.

Avoid Basement Flooding with a Backup Sump Pump

Battling the Deluge During Storms

Quinte West homeowners know the struggle of sudden storms and the subsequent flood threats. A primary sump pump might be your first line of defense, but what happens when it’s overwhelmed or, worse, faces a malfunction during a heavy downpour? A backup sump pump system is the solution you need, seamlessly taking over when the primary pump falters, ensuring your basement stays dry even in the stormiest weather.

Guarding Against Power Outages

Power outages are a threat for any homeowner, leaving your primary sump pump powerless and your basement vulnerable. With a backup, you don’t have to worry about being left in the dark – literally. We accurately install systems that operate independently of the electrical grid, offering continuous protection even when the lights go out. It’s the assurance you need when the elements are at their fiercest.

Why Trust A1 to Keep Your Home Dry

Decades of Dependable Service

We bring decades of experience to the table, earning the trust of Quinte West residents. Our backup sump pump systems have stood the test of time, proving their reliability in countless homes. When it comes to keeping basements dry, trust the experts with a track record of dependable service.

Cutting-Edge Technology for Fail-Safe Operation

In a world where technology evolves rapidly, A1 stays at the forefront. Our backup sump pumps incorporate cutting-edge technology for fail-safe operation. From battery backups to water-powered options, we install a range of systems tailored to your needs. 

Our Professional Sump Pump Process

Thorough Basement Assessment

Our process begins with a comprehensive assessment of your basement’s unique needs. We inspect the layout, evaluate potential vulnerabilities, and install a backup sump pump system that fits seamlessly into your basement’s architecture. 

Transparent Communication Throughout Installation

We understand the importance of keeping you informed. Throughout the installation process, our experts maintain transparent communication. Whether it’s explaining the features of the sump pump or providing tips on maintenance, we ensure you have all the information needed to confidently rely on your system when it matters the most.

Why Our Local Experts Make a Difference

Quinte West’s Trusted Plumbing Experts

We are not just a service provider; we’re a trusted expert plumber in Quinte West. Our local team intimately understands the region’s weather patterns and the specific challenges residents face. This local knowledge allows us to tailor backup sump pump systems that align perfectly with the unique needs of Quinte West homes.

Swift Response to Local Homes

Weather conditions can change rapidly. Our local experts are quick to adapt. Whether it’s sudden storms, power outages, or other local factors, our installation team ensures that your backup sump pump system is always ready to kick into action, providing swift protection when you need it most.

Advantages of Having a Backup Sump Pump

Continuous Basement Protection

The primary advantage of choosing us is continuous basement protection. Our systems operate seamlessly, providing uninterrupted coverage against flooding even in the most challenging weather conditions, because we install right the first time. With A1, you can have peace of mind, knowing that your basement is shielded around the clock.

Long-Term Investment in Basement Protection

Investing a backup sump pump isn’t just about immediate relief; it’s a strategic decision for the long-term wellness of your basement. By opting for a solution that ensures continuous protection, you’re safeguarding your home from potential water damage and its costly consequences. 

Secure your basement against the storm with A1 Plumbing, Pumps & Water Treatment. Contact us now for a personalized assessment and let your basement stay dry, no matter the weather.

FAQs on Backup Sump Pumps

A reliable backup system for a sump pump is essential to prevent basement flooding during power outages or pump failures. Our expert plumbers recommend a combination of a battery-powered backup sump pump and an auxiliary water-powered backup.

The battery-operated pump activates when power is lost, while the water-powered backup ensures functionality even during power and pump failures.

This dual backup system provides comprehensive protection against flooding, safeguarding your property.

Battery backup sump pumps are invaluable for protecting your home against potential flooding.

During power outages, the battery-operated pump kicks in, ensuring continuous water removal and preventing basement inundation. This is particularly crucial during severe weather or electrical failures.

Our expert plumbers recommend installing battery backups for added reliability, safeguarding your property from water damage. The upfront investment is well worth the peace of mind, offering an extra layer of protection for your home.

Consider installing a backup for your sump pump if you experience frequent power outages, live in an area prone to severe weather, or notice increased water table levels


If your basement is finished or houses valuable items, a backup ensures continuous protection against flooding. Our expert plumbers assess your specific circumstances, recommending backup solutions to fortify your sump pump system.

The runtime of a battery backup sump pump varies based on factors like battery capacity and pump usage. A

well-maintained battery can power the pump for 6 to 12 hours. Our expert plumbers recommend periodic testing and battery replacements every 2-3 years to ensure optimal performance during power outages.

Factors such as the pump’s efficiency, the volume of water, and battery condition influence runtime.

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The guys from A1 are always prompt and efficient. Robert and Nolan did a great job installing the new dishwasher
Aurelio Z.
Rob and Brent did a fantastic job installing my new Ultra Violet Disinfection System, fixing a leaky water pipe, and updating many of the piping from my pressure tank. They did an excellent job and explaining what they did and why, along with guiding me through using my new Ultra Violet Disinfection System.Recently, Jarrod and Nolan did a fantastic job with servicing my Ultra Violet Disinfection System. Their patience and thoroughness was refresshing. They answered all my questions and voluntarily shared about future maitnenance that I was not aware of. A1 Plumbing is a great company. Thank you.
Bryan S
Needed A1 again due to a small pinhole leak in a copper pipe that was discovered late in the evening. Went online and requested an appointment for the next day. Received a phone call the next morning confirming I was scheduled for that day, and that it would be before noon. They arrived as scheduled, and fixed the leak. Thanks, again!(Previous Post)Our hot water tank went suddenly. One call to A1 Plumbing and someone was there that day to assist with fixing the issue. Really appreciate the notifications we received advising when someone was on their way and giving us an approximate arrival time. Great Service!We recently had a second great experience with A1 Plumbing. We had an older metal section of our kitchen sink drain pipe leak. Of course, we discovered the leak on the weekend. Their after hours service help guide us to a temporary solution, but did offer to come on the weekend to fix it. We utilized the temporary solution, and a technician arrived early Monday morning to fix the problem. Thanks again for the quick response!
cats H.
Pleasant, Tidy, Timely. Local. I will be recommending A1 to anyone needing plumbing services.Thank you for a job done well!
Penny F.
Responsive, polite, great people
Mark O.
Great second experience, very responsive and the diagnosis and implementation was flawless.
Doris R.
Jobs 2.A1 plumbing has a very senior outstanding technical, experienced plumber Kyle.Kyle is very kind, listens, and very dedicated and consistent on me for example. Kyle wants to assure any issue's - recommendations and loves being a Senior Plumber.I live in a Mobile Home community and it can and is challenging to have plumbing completed.Kyle - Sincerely - Thank you for caring about your clients.Job1 Kyle and Scott, completed my kitchen tap and piping for a leak. Very professionalKyle and Brent (forget his name) fixed my shower issue. Kyle and Brent will be back Friday for a larger job to fix a leaking shut off valve and pipe under my home.I am very happy and trust and enjoy A1 Plumbing and would recommend to Bay Meadows Adult Park. I have started to pass the word.Thank you,Doris Racine
Richard B.
Repair was completed quickly at a good price I would use them again & recommend them
Floppy B.
Reasonable prices, prompt and friendly service, job done well. I've had them out to my house several times now and have nothing but good things to say about them.
Dennis D.
A1 are A1! Call ahead before their scheduled time. Assess the task and give an estimate of cost prior to proceeding. Very pleasant. Do neat and efficient work.
Michael R.
Excellent communication, good value, and workmanship.
Heather D.
We were very pleased with the recent work that A1 Plumbing did for us on our new kitchen. Once again they were fantastic with communication and very responsive to our needs. We are sure there will be other plumbing projects to do down the road and without hesitation we will call A1 Plumbing to come out and do the work.
Nisha B.
Fast and Reliable. Would recommend.
Eric L.
A large job guaranteed and completed in the time requestedVery professional business and would highly recommend
Roger L.
We have used A1 plumbing several times and have found them to be extremely accommodating with great service. Highly recommend them.
James W.
They did a great job fixing my sink at a reasonable price!
Andrew G.
Installed dishwasher. very organized and efficient service.
Ryan B.
Unclogged my sink in less than half hour. Been working perfectly since. Called and they showed up the next day so very little wait time.Would use them again.
Keith F.
Fast efficient and responsive. Highly recommended!
Ann J.
I am happy to recommend A1 Plumbing, particularly Jessica and Shane for their assistance in the replacement of my UV light. This was the first time for me to do this. Jessica recommended Shane who came out the next day. He schooled me in the process. I feel confident that going forward I will know what needs to be done.Thanks
David S.
Pleased with the work done by this Company.Definitely would recommend them to my friends.
Tom M.
Good advice and service
Our landlord called this company this morning explaining we his tenants had a leak under the kitchen sink, the receptionist called him back promptly and explained that A1 plumbing would have someone out today to look at the problem, a few hours later, the receptionist called to inform us that the service tech was on his way..two very polite gents came replaced the leaking pipe and both drains and plugs in a fast and efficient manner.Kudos to the receptionist, the two service techs and also the Company A 1 Plumbing
Brenda D.
What a great service call. Efficient and thorough when looking for the cause of the problem. I would recommend A1 any day!
Lu-Anne A.
Fast and reliable. I was able to get same day service. Whenever anyone is looking for recommendations for a plumber, I always recommend A1 Plumbing.
Christina D.
Great work, employees were friendly and knowledgable and kept me informed on the work as they went along. Worked hard, got the job done in one day even though it was a super long day.
Serena L.
I had an outstanding experience with A1 Plumbing. Rob and Matt were incredibly efficient and professional. I called them at 8am, and by noon, they had installed a brand new tank. Their work was super efficient, and they were both friendly and approachable throughout the process. Communication was a breeze, and their expertise was evident in their work. I highly recommend A1 Plumbing to anyone in need of plumbing services. Their stellar professionalism and knowledge make them an excellent choice!
A1 Plumbing provides professional and prompt services.The same day I called regarding my sump pump issue, they sent out their technicians. I was impressed by the fast response, the email and courtesy texts regarding their arrival time and photo of the tech who would be handling the job.Nick and Mitch attended to my sump pump issue. They were very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and happy to answer any questions I had regarding my sump pump. They kept my home clean as they worked and wore protective coverings on their boots.I'm extremely happy with the service they've provided me and would highly recommend A1 Plumbing to my family, friends and anyone in need of plumbing services.This company is definitely A1. Keep up the good work and thank you for the great service.Kelly G.
Brittney B.
Prompt, easy to work and communicate with, honest!!
EXCELLENT customer service. Knowledgeable employees and everyone I have dealt with/talked to was extremely pleasant and easy to work with. Highly recommend!
Mary Ann D.
Install dishwasher
Esther A.
We highly recommend A1 Plumbing after our experience with them. They’re staff were professional, highly transparent in communication and finished the task in a timely manner.
Joe S.
AWESOME . John was ahead of schedule. Provided updates on arrival time. Was professional very technical provided an accurate statement of work and was just so professional.
Steven E.
We had asked A1 plumbing to do a inspection of the septic system for a house we are buying. They came out to the house and did a thorough inspection. Glad we got them because there was a lot of hidden damage and expansive work that needs to be done to bring the system up to standard.Great work, would recommend.
Robin W.
Friendly, Knowledgeable, Professional And Quick Service to Fix The Issue. A1 Provides You With The Problem And Will Let You Know The Cost And Procedure Before Fixing The Issue.
bruce W.
Very good 👍 at explaining things, Very efficient in his work
Kristopher D.
Very happy with their service. Do yourself a favor and go with them.
Aaron C.
Great team with a lot of expertise. Excellent communications. The overall process was very well ordered. Highly recommend!
Janice J.
Very impressed when called one day and came the next. Guys were professional and knowlegeable, very hard workers. Definately recommend. 😊
Alan W.
If I could give a 10 star review I would.I called on a Monday, they came the Tuesday to assess the job (leaking well and fried wiring) then returned the next day with an excavator to complete the work.The two Mikes did a fantastic job. I knew it would be a difficult one because the saturated ground is just full of rock, welcome to PEC!All was going great until our local junkie lunatic decided to steal one of their work trucks from my driveway.Tail gate open, cap doors open, dropping a plethora of plumbing items as she sped off down the road. Including a motorcycle helmet belonging to another A-1 employee who came by to drop off a couple of fittings.Little did the crackhead know, I have security cameras and resulting video was of great interest to the OPP officer who attended possibly the most ridiculous crime ever committed in Rednersville.With everyone on scene in a state of complete and utter disbelief and now short on tools and supplies, the two Mikes still managed to complete the work. Thank you so much guys!You’re the best.
Natalie N.
Very helpful and quick response time! Great customer service 👍🏼
Wendy B.
Great service, clean install, thoroughly answered all questions.
Danno & L.
Friendly, professional and knowledgeable crew. A1 is my go to for plumbing needs. Would recommend to anyone!
William V.
Quick service, quick scheduling. I was not able to make the inspection but Matt jumped on a video call to walk me through the details - thank you!
Victory L.
Prompt, efficient and professional service as suggested by their name A1. Anyone wanting a great company definitely call A1 Plumbing. Highly recommended!


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