Choosing A Plumbing Pump: Submersible vs. Non-Submersible

Are you looking for a high-quality plumbing pump? Pumping accessories are important to ensure unobstructed water flow and prevent blockage and contamination. If you don’t install the right pump, it can turn into a bigger problem and cost you heavily.

Here’s a complete guide for you to choose a suitable plumbing pump.

Non-submersible pump installed by professional plumbing services in Texas

What Are Submersible Pumps?

Submersible pumps are waterproof and need to be installed inside the water that has to be pumped.

1. Sump Pumps

Water accumulates during heavy rains or a sewage backup and needs to be removed to eliminate further damage to your home. Sump pumps are usually installed in houses with a basement or that have a low-lying area, which allows water to collect. They help pump out clean water and prevent flooding in your home.

2. Sewer Ejector Pumps

Sewage pumps are used to pump out the sewage waste from your toilet. It is often installed when your toilet is attached to an area that’s lower than the septic lines. Sewage pumps are only designed to pump out human waste and they will break down if you flush down hair, feminine products or soap.

3. Transfer or Pont Pumps

These are utility pumps that are available in various shapes and sizes. They are used to transfer water from one place to another. These can be essential during an unexpected flood or to drain a water heater.

What Are Non- Submersible Pumps?

Non-submersible pumps are installed outside the water in a dry area. If their motor gets wet, they can break down as it doesn’t have a water-proof seal on them. However, they are easier to maintain than submersible pumps.

1. Effluent Pumps

These pumps can handle pumping out grey water as it’s not sewage water, but it’s not clean water. These are commonly used to drain laundry discharge or sink and dishwasher drainage.

2. Pond and Other Outdoor Pumps

These pumps help with the water handling of ponds or pools. These can also be used to pump water to and from sprinkler systems and livestock waste management. These can include pool cover pumps, fountain pumps, or even agricultural pumps.

3. Condensate Pumps

Condensate pumps are installed in the air conditioners where the condensation discharge cannot drain from the air conditioner on its own.

Submersible pump installed by professional plumbing services in Texas

Contact us to get a free estimate for pump installation or any other plumbing services in Fort Worth. Our expert plumbers can visit your house and give a suitable recommendation to you for the right pump for your needs.