Sewage Ejector Pump Service
What is a Sewage Ejector Pump?
Your sewage ejector pump is an important component of your plumbing system. It is commonly installed in basements and pumps waste and wastewater up and out of your home. A float activates the pump so when water reaches a certain level, the pump turns on and ejects sewage.
Keep in mind, not everyone has a sewage ejector pump. These units are only installed in instances when sewage can’t move quickly enough to reach a home or public septic system. These typically include homes with an elevated septic tank and homes with a bathroom, laundry room or any other plumbing fixture that’s located lower than where the mainline runs.
Signs Your Sewage Ejector Pump May Require Repair
If your sewage ejector pump fails, it could lead to sewage backups and flooding. Below are some signs your sewage ejector pump could be failing.
- Sewage smells
- You have sewage flooding
- Your septic pump is making unusual noises
- The pump is continuously running
Septic issues are not only an inconvenience but they can also pose health risks. If your sewage ejector pump is showing any of these signs contact All County Plumbing. Our licensed plumbing contractors will inspect your septic pump, diagnose the issue, and make the necessary repairs quickly and effectively.
Sewage Ejector Maintenance
As with any other appliance, you’ll want to properly care for your sewage ejector pump. These units are especially sensitive. So be aware of what you flush including diapers, wipes (even if they say flushable), feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and other foreign materials. These items put stress on your unit as it tries to force them upward.
Your sewage ejector pump works hard to pump out all that waste so having it regularly inspected by an expert plumber is also a good idea. At All County Plumbing, we recommend having your unit serviced at least once a year and we provide maintenance services for sewage ejector pumps. During these simple inspections, we can often find out small issues and repair them before they become costly. During the maintenance services we’ll:
- Check the condition of the pump
- Clean out the pump
- Oil the pump’s motor
- Inspect the float
- Clean out debris from the tank
Sewage Ejector Replacement
Sewage ejector pumps can last 30+ years if installed properly. A common reason people require sewage ejector replacement is that the plumber who previously installed the unit did it incorrectly or installed an insufficient size. When you call All County, we won’t rush your replacement. Our plumbing contractors are licensed and insured and we’ll ensure we get the job done right the first time.
Professional Sewage Ejector Installation Services
Whether you’re thinking about installing a bathroom in your basement or are needing to upsize your current sewage ejector pump, All County is here for you as the installation process is quite complex.
- First, we’ll talk with you and help you determine which size of an ejector pump will work best for your needs and budget.
- Then we’ll provide you with an estimate.
- Depending on where you live, you may need a permit.
- We dig a hole in your basement or lowest part of your home.
- Install your sewage ejector pump.
- Test your system.
Our expert plumbing technicians will take on any size job; big or small. And we’re available after hours because we understand an emergency can happen anytime. Contact All County Plumbing today to schedule a Free Estimate on your Sewage Ejector service!