Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Pumps & Plumbing

When a plumbing disaster strikes at your home or business, one of the first things that you need to do is contact a plumber or contractor to come out and make repairs. However, if there is water coming into your space, saving your belongings becomes the priority. Small things can be moved out of harm's way but you also want to protect the structure from water damage, could end up costing you greatly. In these emergencies, having hydraulic or pneumatic pumps and plumbing supplies handy can save you in the long run.

What types of hydraulics and pneumatics plumbing pumps are there?

There are a variety of plumbing pumps that you can use. Some of these include:

  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Diaphragm pumps
  • Drum pumps
  • Flexible Impeller pumps
  • Gear pumps
  • Jet pumps
  • Peristaltic Metering pumps
  • Piston pumps
  • Rotary Vane pumps
  • Submersible pumps

Each one has a specific use. For example, a submersible pump is designed to pump water out of a lower level room like a basement and work under water. A centrifugal pump is one that has an impeller and uses kinetic energy to move water.

What kinds of parts are needed for plumbing pumps?

Plumbing pumps have many moving parts and sometimes these need replacing. Some of the parts you may need to look for include:

  • Pipes
  • Tubes
  • Valves
  • Manifolds
  • Fittings
  • Adapters
  • Motors
  • Air pressure gauges
  • Filters
  • Cartridges

Even if you only use it once, one of these kinds of pumps often pay for themselves with a single use. In an emergency, that can save you, your family, and your friends and neighbours so much more.