Types of Plumbing Pumps

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When people think of their plumbing system they usually only just picture a bunch of pipes. However, pumps are an important and integral part of any plumbing system as well. Pumps help maintain your water flow and push it from your residence lines to the city lines. Most pumps can be found inside your septic or sewage system, but others are used alongside the waterline to assist with water flow and pressure. If you are in Chandler, AZ and in need of a plumbing pump repair, installation or replacement, contact the plumbing experts at  ASAP Plumbing. We are the local plumbing professionals serving the Chandler, AZ community for over 15 years.

Different Types of Plumbing Pumps

Both commercial and residential plumbing systems utilize plumbing pumps in both the water lines and sewer lines. The functionality of a plumbing pump depends on which plumbing system it is used in. There are two main types of plumbing pumps: submersible and non-submersible pumps.

Submersible Pumps

An example of a submersible pump is a sump pump. Sump pumps send an alarm when water levels become too high in your sump pit, signaling that flooding is about to happen in your home. They need to be submersed in the water in order to detect water levels. Many water heaters also have similar submersible water level triggers.

Sump Pump: Seen in homes with basements, a sump pump is located in a sump tank, or water basin, and regulates water levels to prevent flooding.

Sump Pump Backup: The backup takes over if the main sump pump ever fails, doing everything it can to try to prevent your basement from flooding.

Sewage Ejector Pump: Helps prevents clogs in the sewer line by pumping large amounts of wastewater into the city’s sewer line.

Lift Station Pump: Also called a transfer pump, a lift station pump moves liquid from one station to another. A lift station pump moves the water uphill from a home to the city water line.

Non-submersible Pumps

This is What a Submersible Plumbing Pump Looks Like.

Non-submersible pumps are easier to get to for repairs and installations, and are typically attached to valves alongside pipes. Booster and well pumps are considered non-submersible pumps because they are attached to the outside of the plumbing or sewage system. Non-submersible pumps help water flow and increase water pressure.

Grinder Pump: Installed underground with your sewer line, a grinder pump grinds up large human waste so it can pass through the sewage system without clogging.

Well Pump: Surprisingly, a well pump is non-submersible. It pumps water out of the ground automatically and brings it to the surface, eliminating all the manual labor needed to get a fresh drink.

Booster Pump: This type of non-submersible pump helps to boost water pressure if you find that your water spray is too low.

Recirculation Pump: This pump helps to conserve hot water by making it more available by reheating unused or recycled water in the storage tank of the water heater. One of the most common non-submersible pumps seen along with grinder pumps.

Click on the links below to see some of the plumbing pump repair and installation services we most often get calls for. Not sure if we offer services for your plumbing pump? Give us a call at 480-809-9108 and ask. We’ll be happy to help.

  • Grinder Pump Repair & Install If your grinder pump needs repairs, call our plumbers today to get it fixed. If it’s beyond repair, we will install a new one.
  • Sump Pump Repair & Replacement The sump pump helps prevent flooding in your home, so if this pump breaks, disaster could soon be on the way.
  • Septic Tank Repairs Does your septic tank need repairs or cleaning? Call our professional plumbers today for repairs or installations.

Get Expert Plumbing Pump Installation Services

With the vast range of plumbing pump options available, it can sometimes be overwhelming to make sure you choose the correct solution or repair for your plumbing situation. The pros at  ASAP Plumbing are standing by to help you with all your plumbing pump questions and concerns. Contact us now at 480-809-9108 to schedule an appointment in the Chandler, AZ area.