Sewage Ejector Pumps
If you have a finished basement or any other area with plumbing that lies below the sewer or septic lines, you will need a sewage ejector pump. Sewage ejector pumps move wastewater from low lying areas and “lift” them up to the level of the sewer or septic lines so gravity can take over. If you live in the Fishers, Geist, Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville and Indianapolis there are areas where a sewage ejector pumps are a must. Sewage ejector pumps act a lot like a sump pump does in your basement. It acts to move the water from the lower level, up and out of the basement into the sewage system or septic tank. The big difference between a sump pump and a sewage ejector pump is that the sewage ejector pumps are going to be much more powerful and are designed to move solids along with the water.
Sewage Grinder Pumps
A special type of sewage ejector pumps is called a grinder pump. Think of a grinder pump like a sewage ejector pump but with a garbage disposal attached to it. It is designed to chop up any solids before sending it through the pump. While most people think all sewage ejector pumps have grinders, that is actually not true. Your professional plumbing from AttaBoy Plumbing can help you determine if you will need a sewage ejector pump or a grinder pump.
Sewage Ejector Pumps Repair and Service
Just like any plumbing component of your home, your sewage ejector pumps do require service and repair. A failure of a sewage ejector pump can be messy and costly repair. It is much better to call for service before the pump fails and have the sewage ejector pump serviced regularly. AttaBoy Plumbing has been repairing and servicing sewage ejector pumps in the Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville and Zionsville area since 2005.
If your current ejector pump has failed or you installing a new bathroom in a basement, then you will need a sewage ejector pump installation. AttaBoy has been providing quality installation of sewage ejector pump systems to our clients for years. Some people also call these lift stations. While lift station and sewage ejector pumps are used interchangeably, a lift station usual connotes a more serious and usually more commercial application. Most residential homes will be more than fine with a sewage ejector pump installation. Give AttaBoy Plumbing a call today to discuss your sewage ejector pump install needs.
Indianapolis Sewage Ejector and Lift Station Questions
Problem: “My basement bathroom is not draining properly.”
Solution: Most basement bathrooms have a sewage ejector (aka “lift station). Basement bathrooms are lower than the house main sewer line. A sewage ejector is used to “lift” the basement bathroom water and waste up into the house main sewer line to flow out into city sewer system or septic tank. If the sewage ejector is not working properly, the basement bathroom toilet, sink or shower will not drain properly, if at all. An inspection of the ejector by your AttaBoy Plumber will reveal the problem….a yucky job, but somebody’s gotta do it and we do it all the time.
Problem: “My sewage ejector is constantly running.”
Solution: Similar to a sump pump (see above), sewage ejectors don’t like to run dry. If it is running when there is no water in the ejector pit, this is usually associated with a “switching” problem. Depending on your sewage ejector, the switch can either be repaired, adjusted or replaced. The sewage ejector experts at AttaBoy can evaluate the problem and make sure that your ejector is ejecting the way it should.
Problem: “There is a strong smell of sewage coming from my sewage ejector.”
Solution: Not a pleasant smell, we know, but easily remedied. It could either be that the pit has a vent problem or the sewage ejector pit seal has decayed or has been breached. All of which your experienced AttaBoy Plumber can assess and provide the right solution.