What is a Sewer Ejector Pump?A sewage ejector pump is a pumping system used to remove waste water and sewage from a home when a bathroom, laundry room or any other type of plumbing fixture is located below the grade of the main sewer or septic line. Sewage ejector pumps sit in a sump basin below the ground and use powerful jets to break up solid waste and send it into a septic tank or sewage system.
Why did my Sewer Ejector Stop Working?There are three reasons sewer ejector pumps stop working.
- They fill with grease. Grease from the kitchen accumulates in the pump basin and makes it hard for the pump to operate.
- Float switch failure. The float switch turns the pump on and off as the basin filled with sewage. If it fails the pump won’t turn on.
- The pump will fail. A good sewage ejector pump, provided it is properly maintained, should last at least 7 – 10 years.
4 Tips to Maintain Your Sewage Ejector Pump
2 - Maintain Your Grinder Pump
3 - Yearly Maintenance
4 – Watch for Problems
If you have questions about your sewer ejector pump system call Grand Lake Plumbing & Heating. We’ll make sure everything is flowing properly.