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Sump Pumps

Sump pump are installed in basements and other low-lying structures. They work to keep the area dry and to prevent flooding. Sump pumps are usually used in conjunction with sump pits, where water flows into a pit via drains, then the sump pump is used for pumping the water out of the pit and away from the house, keeping basements dry. Flooding of a basement could cause severe damage; and moist basements are breeding grounds for mold and mildew, both health risks for homeowners. Sump pumps are often used in climates where snow melts into basements, and they are often included in modern home construction. Often used in areas prone to flooding, sump pumps are also used to remove rainwater in extremely wet climates.

The sump pump is installed in a hole dug through the basement flooring. Sump pumps may put out thousands of gallons of water per hour, pumping it through pipes exiting from your home. The sump pump is essential in any climate which has significant rain or snow. Using a sump pump will keep your basement completely clear of any water or moisture which can rust tools and cause major damage.

Sump pumps are used to pump water only. They are not able to pump solids. Submersible pumps are installed in the standing water in the sump pump pit. There is also a pedestal sump pump with a motor that is not submerged under water The pump basin is under water, but the motor is not, making them ideal for small basins. Battery backup sump pumps are ideal if a power outage has left your home without electricity. The battery on the unit is only used when electricity is not available.

Combination sump pumps offer a main sump pump and a battery backup all in one. You get everything you need to continue pumping water with or without electricity. It has a backup pump as well, which kicks in during a situation where the primary pump is taking in more water than it can handle alone. The duel protection of this type of pump gives you peace of mind knowing you will be able to stop a flood of the basement. The combination sump pumps literally double the pumping power. In the unlikely event of mechanical failure of the primary pump, the backup pump would take over and save you from thousands of dollars worth of damage. Maintenance-free batteries, DC and AC/DC, are needed for combination pumps. Some combination sump pumps can run from an AC wall current, while others use only DC power.

Sump pumps are an essential tool for keeping basements free and safe from water. They work hard at keeping your basement clean and dry. They prevent basement floods which are extremely expensive, stress-inducing nightmares. They are worthy tools in protecting your investment. Find out which sump pump is perfect for your home.

Septic Pumps

Septic pumps are essential for your septic tank to work properly. Septic pumps are secured inside septic tanks, usually at the bottom Pumps come in a large assortment of shapes, sizes and strengths. Septic pumps can work with sprinkler systems, drip systems or other high-pressure applications. Some pumps can intake water at the mid section of the tank while others are bottom-suction pumps. Septic pumps are built to last, and they stand up to difficult tasks. They contain control floats and high water alarms. One float switch will turn on the pump when a certain level of fluid is reached. Another float switch will turn the pump off after the fluid level lowers to a certain level. The continued motion of the float switches ensure that the pump will not burn out from overuse.

A septic grinder pump has impellers that grind up solids like a garbage disposal unit does. A set of stainless steel knives work to cut up waste before it reaches the pump. This type of pump usually has a longer life than pumps which do not have the grinding feature. Most septic tanks are connected to a municipality which allows the solids to be taken from the collection tanks. The pump is required to make sure solid waste reaches the same level as the main collection drains of the city's pipes.

The size and power of your septic pump is based on the how far you will be pumping, or how high you need to pump the effluent. Larger pumps are used for distributing the sewage evenly. The floats are usually set to 150 to 600 gallons per dose. The pump should always be covered with effluent to slow down corrosion. Sewer gases are more corrosive than sewage itself, so keeping the pumps submerged is beneficial.

Solids Handling Pumps are used like the grinder pumps in that they can handle solids without clogging. They have special impellers and room between impeller and housing to allow solid waste to go through. They are designed to pump raw sewage and the only ones to use if raw sewage is to be pumped to the septic tank.

Effluent pumps are used in small site locations. Effluent is relatively clear as the solids are at the bottom of septic tanks. The material an effluent pump is made from can withstand being submerged in sewage. They are short, small pumps which have a single impeller. They are sealed so that they can work submerged. The effluent pumps are not for raw sewage. They are perfect for dealing with effluent in the middle of the tank.

Septic pumps essential. They are the reason why septic tanks work properly. Such an important component to the septic tank should be chosen with care. Making sure you have the proper pump is very important, and will allow your septic tank to work for many years to come.

Remember to have your tank emptied when necessary to prevent damage, and choose the right type of pump for your septic system.