Pumps, Pumps, And More Pumps: Contractors You Need

Posted on: 3 February 2017

When it comes to heating, cooling, wells, and septic systems, there are pumps, pumps, and more pumps. Trying to figure out if you need all these pumps or trying to understand what it is they do exactly can be a little overwhelming or intimidating. To sort it out, and to better prepare you for pumps repair and to make sure you find the correct contractor/technician for the job, the following is provided.

Septic System Sewage Pumps

When you have a septic system, your waste does not just magically flow from the toilet to the septic tank. It also cannot flow freely if there is a blockage in the line. That is where your septic system contractor and a sewage pump come in. Replacing an old, worn-out pump with a new, updated pump can have your waste flowing away from the house and into the tank in no time by creating a vacuum in the line. That vacuum then sucks the waste down the line and into the tank. Many modern sewage pumps are able to suck blockages out too, making them quite invaluable to your septic system.

Geothermal Pumps and Heat Pumps

These two types of heating and cooling pumps help your home conserve energy while removing heat and/or removing cold air and heating it to a more ambient temperature. A heat pump is relatively easy to install, as it is an above-ground device, while a big chunk of your yard will have to be dug up to install a geothermal heating/cooling unit. When the heat pump needs repairs, it is easily done above ground, while the geothermal system and its pump may need to be unearthed for repairs. If you do not have either of these pumps and want to convert to one or the other, you need an HVAC contractor for the job.

Well Pumps

Between submersible well pumps and above-ground or above-water level pumps, there is no end to the type of pumps you can use to extract water from a well. Submersible pumps are the most popular because the pump is near or at the bottom of the well and does not have to work against itself and gravity to get the water up and out. However, a submersed pump usually has to be hoisted out of a well when it needs repair or needs to be replaced. Thankfully, that is rare. However, if you need a new well or need more water than what you are currently receiving, you will need a well construction contractor.