Types of Water Pumps – Well and Sump

There are different types of water pumps, each designed for a different purpose in a home or business. However, all water pumps are used to move water from one place to another. One type draws water out from a building while another supplies water from a source. Below are the two major classifications of water pumps, well and sump.

Well Water pumps generates water from an underground source by pushing the water inside the well out to the pipes to be distributed to various outlets. Well water pumps require energy to work either via electricity or mechanical action. When buying well water pumps, one must consider the following:

  • the distance from the water source to the area that needs water supply
  • the number of bathrooms, kitchen sink, wash areas etc or,
  • the number of water outlets designated in the building
Well water pumps are typically bought together with pressure tanks, which are also considered another type of water pump, to provide storage or steady supply of water even if the well water pumps are turned-off.

While well water pumps work to supply water to a building, Sump pumps do the reverse.

Sump Water Pumps are used to draw water out from a flooded basement or underground area. Several homeowners have consistent problems with water getting inside their basements during rainy seasons or storms and there’s no other easy way than to suck out the water out from their homes. A bucket or large containers below floor level are usually placed in the basement. When water is collected, sump pumps are activated to remove this water out.

Water Pump Systems

Water is essential to life. Without water, we will not be able to do most of our daily activities.

Water Pumps are a Necessity for Every Homeowner

Part of being a homeowner is being responsible enough to have water pumps on hand at all times. You never seem to know when you are going to have a flood in.

9 Tips for Water Pump Safety

We would like to give you some tips on water pump safety. This post is intended to remind you of some basics.

Reynolds Plumbing Inc. specializes in these two types of water pumps, well and sump including pressure pumps. If you would like more information about water pumps, please call us 765-966-0994.

What is Backflow Testing?

Mmmmmm... backflow preventer

Backflow preventer (Photo credit: Luckie 13)

When your water turns around and runs against the regular flow, this is backflow.  Reynolds does backflow testing to monitor you water flow and determine if it is the cause of your problem.

Here are some resources to understand what blackflow is and how backflow testing can help your plumber determine what your plumbing problem is.

What You Need to Know About Backflow Testing – A backflow device is a protection against water flowing back into your pipes from the outside.

Do you have backflow problems?  Give us a call or email and we can help you determine the best, most cost-effective solution right away!