Pump it up! Know your plumbing pumps in Harrisburg, PA.

Your home’s plumbing system normally depends on water pressure to move water around the house. Sewage systems mostly use gravity to move solids and liquids down a line. But sometimes your plumbing or sewage system needs a little extra help. That is where a pump comes in handy. While there are many different plumbing pumps, like the one you can find in the tank of your toilet, we are going to discuss sump, effluent, and sewage pumps today.

The Sump Pump

Winter is coming to an end in Harrisburg, PA. And as the snow melts and the spring showers begin to fall many homeowners will be faced with wet basements and crawl spaces. A sump pump is a small pump that is installed in your basement or problem area, and helps to move water away from the foundation of your home. This helps to keep your basement or crawl space dry and free from mold or mildew. Ready & Able has battery back-up sump pumps designed to protect homes from flooding during power outages or main pump failure. This is the time of year to start thinking about checking and maintaining your sump pump.

The Effluent Pump

If you have a septic tank, and your field lines are far away from the septic tank, or the lines are at a higher elevation, an effluent pump is installed in the septic tank to move liquids from the tank to the field lines. Effluent pumps are not intended to move solids and are normally installed in a second chamber of the septic tank to try to prevent them from coming in contact with too many solids. They are designed for long term use in harsh conditions. Most have built-in filters that need to be cleaned periodically.

The Sewage Pump

A Sewage pump does exactly what you think it does. It moves solids and liquids between locations. A sewage pump is submerged at the bottom of the septic tank or the lowest point of the area needing draining. Sewage pumps are designed to move solids and liquids away from the area as quickly as possible. Again, sewage pumps are used when the septic system cannot rely on gravity to move liquids and solids. Sewage pumps come in different sizes and determining what size sewage pump to buy is important. If you are looking for a pump for a residential home then you need a pump that can move 5,000 to 8,000 gallons per hour (remember, it is moving solids and liquids). If you are looking to purchase a pump for a commercial property you will need a much bigger pump. Ready & Able’s experts can help you determine which size pump is best for your situation.

Pumps come in different shapes and sizes and it helps to know which one you need for which job. The experts at Ready & Able plumbing, heating and cooling can size up any job and give you the information and options you need. And with free estimates, flat rate pricing, guarantees on our labor and products, 24/7 emergency service, and screened employees, you are guaranteed to have a good experience with our company. We are here to make your life easier and 100% customer satisfaction is what we strive for. For testimonials, money-saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web. And feel free to call us when problems arise or with any questions or concerns. Ready & Able is ready to help you, anytime, anywhere!


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