Sewage ejector pumps are housed in a basin where waste collects over use and time. Located in this basin are a set of flotation devices hooked up to a switch which controls a pump. As the basin fills, the floats rise and after a certain threshold is passed, the switch is flipped, the pumps are engaged and the basin is nearly emptied. Before the liquid can just be pumped, however, the sewage ejector system must break apart the clumped up solidified waste that has been housed there. For this purpose, sewage ejector devices are fitted with a grinder which engages, much like a garbage disposal device in a sink, to allow ease of flow for the waste.
Most of the time sewage ejector systems are equipped with a water level alarm which will engage when the holding tank’s water level reaches above another threshold. This will be a sign that either something is wrong with the pumping mechanism or something is stopping the sewage from flowing. As a homeowner, it is important to know where this device is located and what the alarm sounds like. It can vary by device, so make sure your plumbing installation expert informs you. Sometimes people prefer to have a second pump installed for back up to allow leeway and peace of mind that nothing too serious will happen if a problem develops. More importantly, the alternate pump can still be used when the main system is being repaired.
Artisan Home Services has installed many sewage ejector pumps in Bucks & Montgomery County, PA. We offer comprehensive inspections, tune-ups maintenance to keep the system running and new installations to replace older devices.
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