Water pumps require proper maintenance and expert knowledge and insight to perform as seamlessly as possible. Precision’sPlumbing can help you install, maintain, and utilize your well, sewage ejector, and sump pumps flawlessly.
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As the name suggests, well pumps are pumps that are used for extracting water from a well. There are two different types of well pumps, depending on where they are located, so homeowners can often choose from:
- Submersible well pumps
- Jet pumps
Jet pumps sit above ground, and can be placed in a crawl space, a pump house, or even inside your house.
There are two different types of jet pumps for homeowners, depending on the depth of your water well:
- Shallow well pumps
- Convertible well pumps
Shallow jet pumps use only one inlet pipe to pump water out of the well, while convertible well pumps use two pipes – pumping water out of one and pushing it through the other. Apart from the depth of your well, you need to consider the well’s size to choose the right water pump for your household.
A typical home of 3 or 4 bedrooms requires a pump of 8-12 GPM (gallons per minute). You should add one GPM for every fixture you have in your home so that you can determine the right size pump for your household.
Sump pumps are pumps for keeping water out of your basement or crawl space. They can be very beneficial during heavy rain, as they can pump the rainwater up and out of your home, protecting your home and all belongings from potential flooding.
When installing a sump pump, it’s also wise to install a backup sump pump system. This is because your sump pump won’t turn on during a potential power outage. A backup system will turn on and continue to protect your home from potential flooding.
- A battery-powered backup system
- A water-fed backup system
Sump Pump Back Up Systems
I don’t need a backup system since I don’t have frequent power outages?
This is certainly a huge benefit if you should lose power to your home, but the backup systems are more frequently used in situations where the pump has a lot running to the pit or in heavy rains, when the primary pump can’t keep up with the input. Most backup systems can only handle half or less of what the primary pump can output, but more recently backup systems are being designed with pumps that can output about as much as the primary pumps can. This is highly beneficial not only for usage, but for the overall lifespan of your system since two pumps are working as opposed to one primary pump being overworked even occasionally.
Sewage Ejector Pumps
Sewage ejector pumps are pumps that can pump out water and waste from the basement level through the plumbing system and into the sewer or septic system. Your plumbing system uses gravity, for the most part, to effectively remove waste and water. However, if you have a basement, you need to install a sewage ejector pump that will ensure proper water and waste removal.
This is because your plumbing pipes are located in the basement’s ceiling, and a sewage ejector pump will work against gravity. This type of pump is, at its core, a sump pump, but also comes with an internal grinder for ensuring solids can easily travel through the pipes and into your main sewer or septic system.
How Precision's Plumbing Can Help
Precision’s Plumbing offers years of experience in pump installation and maintenance, and we work with expert technicians who know how to properly install and take excellent care of all these models.
If you need a professional to handle your pump installation and maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our pricing is fixed and transparent, and we have 24/7 emergency services available. Get your free online plumbing quote today!