Types of Plumbing Pumps in Asheville, NC

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Effective Pump Maintenance and Repair

A lot of homeowners aren’t familiar with the various types of plumbing pumps. Most people, understandably, just want their plumbing to work. If something goes wrong, they know they can call Plumbsmart Technologies LLC Plumbing and Drain at 828-974-6147 for repairs in the Asheville, NC area. That’s perfectly fine! Some property owners, though, want to know the details of plumbing systems and how they work.

One of the key components of a good plumbing system is the pump. Pumps provide plumbing systems with much-needed power to cycle water and waste in and out of a property. They keep homes and offices dry and make sure waste is disposed of effectively.

Types of Plumbing Pumps

There are two main categories of plumbing pumps: the sump pump and the sewer pump. Within each category there are different types of pumps that have pros and cons. When things go wrong with your plumbing pump, it needs to be repaired so your plumbing keeps working smoothly.

Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are common in properties with basements, crawl spaces, or are located in low-lying areas that are prone to flooding. They’re also common in areas with rainy seasons and high rainfall. The sump pump sits on the floor and is equipped with an automatic starter that turns on whenever water levels get too high. The pump ejects water out of the house to keep things dry. Sometimes properties install sump pumps, as well as backup sump pumps that are battery or water-powered in case power goes out during a storm.

Plumbsmart Technologies LLC Plumbing and Drain regularly helps property owners in Asheville, NC with sump pump installation and repair. We’re familiar with all types of plumbing pumps, so we’re confident we can do the work you need.

Sewage Pumps

While sump pumps deal with water, sewage pumps handle waste from toilets into a sewer or septic line. They’re great for whenever you have a toilet that’s located in a lower part of a home or property where gravity isn’t working on its side. Grinder pumps are one of the most popular types of plumbing pumps because they work well in residential and commercial properties. The grinder pump grinds up waste into small particles, so it takes less force to push into the main sewer line.

Booster Pumps

Booster pumps are installed in homes that need higher water pressure for faucets, showers, and toilets. They’re usually placed near the source of water between the property water valve and the exterior water main. Booster pumps are typically multi-stage pumps that involve more than one impeller to maximize system pressure.

Plumbing Pump Repair and Maintenance

You don’t want to wait for an emergency to discover whether your property’s pumps are working correctly. An ineffective or malfunctioning pump defeats the purpose of having one in the first place. Plumbsmart Technologies LLC Plumbing and Drain helps customers in Asheville, NC conduct scheduled inspections and maintenance on their pumps to make sure they’re ready to go when you need them.

When technicians arrive at your property, they can test the pumps and suggest solutions if a problem is discovered. Small repairs to pumps are the best way to avoid floods, sewer disasters, and other plumbing emergencies.

If you’re interested in finding out more about your plumbing system pump options and what other types of plumbing pumps can do for you, call 828-974-6147 today to schedule an appointment!