Selecting the right trash pump requires several considerations. Our experts can help you choose the correct equipment.
A trash pump transports water from one place to another. Both are great for draining and moving the waste from sewer lines, but there’s an essential difference between a trash pump vs. a water pump.
Trash and water pumps are both designed to transport or remove standing water from an area. However, a standard water pump is specifically built to move plain water with tiny debris, whereas a trash pump can handle water mixed with small particles like grass, pebbles and leaves.
A standard water pump — or semi-trash pump — is great for projects like moving water from a clean pool or draining a flooded basement. These bodies of water will have less debris and won’t require a vane to filter rocks or other large objects. A trash pump, though, is great for muddier or sandier bodies of water you might find on a construction site or in an industrial facility.
The best trash pump for your applications depends on the type of project and water involved. Industrial trash pumps come in all shapes and sizes to suit various applications.
Consider the water you’ll be pumping and whether it will carry small or large debris to find the right industrial trash pump for the job. You can measure the debris that will pass through the pump to select a model with a hose twice that size in diameter.
It also helps to know the differences between the kinds of industrial trash pumps on the market. Trash pumps come in two main types:
Depending on the scope and timeline of your project, you may require additional solutions for different phases. These include the following and more:
Waiting for budget approval can slow down your project, so plan ahead to keep your project on track.