Pumps are devices that can use pressure and force to move liquids or gases inside of tubes or tanks into a direction when gravity or natural pressure do not move those materials in that way. In a factory, pumps such as turbines will spin and force liquids to move through a pipe to an intended area, even if that liquid is going uphill or vertically. Gravity cannot move all liquids in all directions, so industrial water pumps, axial pumps, and sewage pumps, among others, can move liquids as needed and prevent backups and worse. Even a house may make use of sewage pump rentals and more, and landlords may look for sewage pump rentals of their own. When a homeowner needs sewage pump rentals, they probably have a basement shower or toilet that is below the sewer main and therefore, gravity cannot help. In other cases of sewage pump rentals, a septic tank is on the property. What is there to know about sewage pump rentals and liquid pumping in general?
Sewage Pump Rentals
A house will have a sewer main that collects dirty water from all of the sewer pipes in the house and allow it all to flow away. Sinks, tubs, toilets, and more will feed dirty water into this sewer main, often by means of gravity. The sewer main is typically underground and allows simple gravity to feed it. In other cases, however, sewage pump rentals may be needed. A house that has a septic tank, for example, needs pumps that will force liquids into the tank for treatment, and it is typically rural houses and other properties that make the most use of these septic tanks. These properties are remote and don’t have a nearby public water utility to connect to, so they use self-contained sewage disposal in the form of septic systems. These tanks collect dirty water and allow bacteria inside to sort out and break down solids, and filters and pipes further in the system will further filter and clean the water before it ends up back in the natural environment. A dedicated drainage field is where this natural filtering will take place, with hole-ridden pipes right under the soil’s surface. Rented pumps will be used to help move sewage from the property and into that tank for filtering.
As mentioned above, a property with a public sewage utility will have a sewer main underground, and most water utilities will allow simple gravity to feed dirty, used water down their pipes and into the sewage main. The exception is for water utilities in the basement, such as showers or toilets, that are in fact below the sewer main. Liquids will not flow upwards on their own, but the homeowner also cannot allow that dirty water to simply linger. Instead, sewage pump rentals allow the homeowner to drive that dirty water up and into the sewer main, where it may flow away with the rest of the dirty water. Some landlords who use septic tanks on their properties or who have basement showers or toilets may make use of these sewage pump rentals to keep everything in fine working order.
A property with a basement may also make use of sump pumps. Why might a basement need a pump for something other than sewage? Some houses’ basements suffer from water damage, and water may come from either outside or damaged plumbing. In some houses, a ruptured or leaking pipe will release water constantly, and that water will flow into the lowest point in the basement and sit there in the open. Or, a house may experience heavy rain or floods, and if the basement is not properly sealed, then water may leak right into the basement. In some cases, a house’s roof is leaking and allows rain water or melting snow into the house. Such water may damage drywall or short out electrical components, and it may end up in the basement. This is to be avoided, since standing water fosters mold growth and damages items. Plumbers may install a sump pump, which will have channels that lead standing water to the pump itself. Then, the pump may draw up all this loose water and deposit it outside of the home.