SEWER & SUMP
Sewage ejector pumps, also called sewage pumps, sanitary sewer pumps or solid waste pumps, are used when there are toilets below the public or private sewer line. If waste can’t flow to the sewer line by gravity, the waste has to be lifted to be discharged into the sewer. Sub-standard equipment installation and faulty design can be cause for ongoing problems as well. These known culprits are more likely to be the cause of a burned out pump motor than the age of the unit. Float and electric failure are other common causes for pump system failure. If you have a commercial double detection system, or an alarm on your residential system, you will likely be able to respond and resolve issues before flooding occurs. Another scenario that can cause a system to go down is a main sewer line back up. Sewer pumps for all applications should be visibly inspected every year, or, as often as is required to correct a problem and prevent failure. Our team specializes in pump system troubleshooting, service, retrofit/design of small and large sewer pump systems.
Sump pumps are used to remove non-waste water from a low point. They are usually much smaller than sewage ejectors. They are also used as emergency backup drains to protect from water damage and flooding. It is important to periodically check the sump pump to verify the pump and float works. If you still have concerns about damage and want more protection, you may consider installing a battery backup sump pump along side it.