Drainage pumps are an essential component of many plumbing systems, responsible for moving wastewater and other fluids away from a property and into the appropriate sewage or drainage system. These pumps come in a variety of sizes and types and can be used in both residential and commercial settings.
So, how do drainage pumps work? The basic principle is simple: the pump uses mechanical force to move the wastewater through a series of pipes and out of the property. There are several types of pumps that can be used for drainage, including centrifugal pumps, submersible pumps, and vortex pumps.
Centrifugal pumps use blades or impellers to push the wastewater through a pipe. These pumps are typically mounted above the ground and use gravity to help move the wastewater. Submersible pumps, on the other hand, are designed to be fully submerged in the wastewater and use a motor to drive the pump. Vortex pumps use a spinning motion to create a vortex that helps to lift the wastewater and move it through the pipe.
Drainage pumps are often installed in a sump pit, which is a pit dug beneath the floor of the property. The sump pit is designed to collect the wastewater and allow the pump to access it easily. In some cases, a float switch is used to activate the pump when the water level in the sump pit reaches a certain point.
If you’re in need of a drainage pump for your home or business, Alton Pumps is here to help. Our team of experienced technicians can help you choose the right pump for your needs and install it properly. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your installation.
Author: Alton Pumps