The Bridgend area was the worst affected, with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service having to use ejector pumps
to assist with water removal on Railway Terrace in Pontycymmer.
Among them are commercial flush-valve toilets that run, slow drains, dripping from the spout, garbage disposers, sewage ejector pumps
, how to find the septic tank, frozen pipes, and mystery leaks on the floor.
Most sewage ejector pumps
and some sump pumps have a floating ball attached to the pump by a separate electrical cord--if you see two cords coming out of the basin, you have a float switch.
'A normal pump will have cutting gear, ladders, ejector pumps
for floods and high-pressure hose reels, but this isn't on the new unit.'
Unlike electric vacuum pumps, ejector pumps
do not give off heat, so cooling is unnecessary.
From experiences a few years ago with sewage backups, he said, those buildings now have ejector pumps
. "We keep spitting out the water but it doesn't get above a level to do damage."