Monday, September 15, 2014

How do Submersible Pumps Work?

Multiquip 2" Submersible Pump

MQ Submersible Pump

Submersible pumps are designed to operate while completely submersed under water. They are ideal for draining high levels of liquids in trenches, irrigation ditches, swimming pools and any other areas needing dewatering. Their ease of use, low operating noise and extended usage periods make them a favorite of both construction projects and residential home users alike.
Submersible pumps, or sub-pumps, are typically cylindrical shaped and attached to a large storage tank above ground. They are meant for permanent and non-mobile usage. They also make sub-pumps that are smaller with portable tanks that are electrically powered and meant for mobile uses. Submersible pumps have a set of impellers at the bottom of the pump that create movement and a valve for an extension pipe that extends above the surface. The motor and impellers are protected by a waterproof seal so that they cannot be penetrated and damaged by the liquid being pumped.

The design and operation of submersible pumps are both relatively simple, making them the “preferred pump” by general contractors and homeowners. To operate, the pump is simply placed in an upright position and plugged into an electrical source that activates the impellers at the bottom of the pump. The impellers collect the liquid around the pump while pushing it upwards with air power into the body of the pump. The liquid leaves the pump through the extension tube attached to the valve. There is usually a filter under the impellers to prevent debris from entering the machine unless you’re operating a trash pump which can suck up debris and heavy solids.

Regular maintenance is required if pumping dirty or polluted liquids. Many manufacturers recommend running the pump with clean water after every use and lubricating the motor frequently in order to prevent wear and damage. A common disadvantage of submersible pumps is their susceptibility to corrosion and rusting. Although these machines are meant to be operated directly in water, it’s important to always keep the electrical plug separate from the liquid being pumped as to prevent electrocution. 

Now that you know how submersible pumps work, rent one today from Durante Rentals and stay dry. Remember, with hurricane season quickly approaching, the best time to think about your submersible water pump needs is directly before a major storm hits and not after as the laws of supply and demand will be in full effect.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Inc. Magazine Names Durante Rentals to its 33rd Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000


Durante Rentals Ranks #2098 on the 2014 Inc. 5000
With Three-Year Sales Growth of 191%

Durante Rentals #2098 on Inc 5000 List of Fastest-Growing CompaniesNEW YORK, September 3, 2014 -- Inc. magazine has ranked Durante Rentals #2098 on its 33rd annual Inc. 5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing privately owned companies. This is the second year in a row Durante Rentals has made the prestigious list, coming in at #1879 in 2013.

Durante Rentals joins other well-known winners, both past and present, like Yelp, Pandora, Dell, LinkedIn and Zillow as members of the Inc. 5000 list. You can see a complete list of 2014 winners on the Inc. website.

Durante Rentals Flushing Queens Location“We are extremely honored and proud to have made the Inc. 5000 list for the second year in a row. It is a true testament to the hard work and dedication exemplified by every member of our team throughout the course of the year,” said John Durante, President of Durante Rentals.

“To achieve this kind of consistent growth, year after year, is a credit to the unique business and financial strategy employed by the company in one of the most difficult and competitive markets in the Construction Equipment Rental Industry,” said Christopher Jones, CFO of Durante Rentals.

This year’s list of honorees is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. Durante Rentals’ three year growth was an impressive 191% making them truly one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. “To be mentioned in the same breath as other 2014 winners like GoPro, Tough Mudder and Bowlmor, makes us appreciate the award that much more. Our goal is to make the list next year and every year thereafter,” said Anthony Durante, CEO of Durante Rentals.

About Durante Rentals
Founded in 2009 by three entrepreneurs, Durante Rentals is the most trusted name in construction equipment and tool rentals in the NY tri-state area. With the core values of Speed, Convenience and Culture, general contractors look to Durante for all their equipment needs including excavators, skid steers, light towers, generators, compressors, forklifts, air tools, boom lifts and more. With four convenient locations and counting, their geographic footprint continues to expand while servicing all five boroughs of NYC, Westchester, Rockland County, Connecticut and New Jersey. For more information about Durante Rentals, visit For more information about their subdivision, New York Takeuchi, visit

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, Inc’s nationally-recognized list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.

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