RIDGID® Pumps are plumbing tools that can help move large amounts of water out of a flooded or water-damaged area. You may need to have several different types of pumps on hand depending on each particular situation. Trash pumps, semi-trash transfer pumps and diaphragm pumps all work slightly differently to move large amounts of water safely and quickly.
To remove small amounts of water in the case of a minor leak or moderate water exposure, Ridgid shop vacuums can also be helpful. Wet/dry vacs have enough suction to move up to 16 gallons of water out of a small, contained area, and ample filtration to manage small microns of debris, like dust and shavings. Ridgid vacuum attachments like wet nozzles and vacuum hoses help pick up additional water from hard-to-reach areas.
In the event of a large flood, semi-trash transfer pumps can handle larger pieces of debris, like water that is saturated with sand or mud. Our pumps have durable design features like heavy-gauge roll cages and high-capacity motors for all types of environments. Look for hoses that include strainers that won't allow large chunks of leaves or rocks to pass through.
If you need a Ridgid pump for more extreme and hazardous situations, a trash pump can handle larger pieces of wreckage like rocks, leaves, and sticks. These types of pumps will allow these larger items to pass safely through without damaging the motor or the pump's interior. If you are draining a stagnant body of water that has collected heavy sediment, a diaphragm pump creates a strong vacuum to move large amounts of liquid.
Ridgid pumps are ideal for situations where large amounts of water need to be removed. Depending on the area you're cleaning up, you may need to have more than one type on hand. Look for a pump that can handle different types and sizes of debris, including silt, sand, dirt and rocks.