What Does a Sewage Ejector Pump Do?
Your home’s plumbing system uses gravity to remove waste—waste flows down through your home and into your sewer line, which runs downhill to the municipal sewer main. While this usually works quite well, there are exceptions. If your home is downhill from your sewer line, the system cannot naturally move waste uphill from your home to the sewer line. Without help to propel it forward, it will sit in the line and cause sewage to back up into your home. Also, if you install a toilet, sink, shower, or washing machine in your basement, the wastewater needs help moving up and into the sewer line.
The sewage ejector pump is usually found in the basement. It sits in a sump basin, and a float rises to the top as the basin fills. When it reaches a certain level, it triggers the sewage ejector to pump the water up to the sewer line and out of the house.
Installing a Sewage Ejector Pump
When installing or repairing sewage ejector pumps, you will want to hire a licensed plumber. At Ideal Basement Waterproofing, our team has the licensing and experience necessary to do the job right. When installing your sewage pump ejector, we will consider where the pump needs to be installed, if you already have a sewage ejector pump system, and more.
Our experts can determine the size of the sewage ejector pump you need. Considerations include the number of drains feeding the sewage system and the distance from the basement to the main sewer line. Sewage ejector pumps must be installed with precision and care. Connections between the pump and other components must be properly sealed to keep wastewater from leaking into your home and causing damage.
Your Health Is Our Priority
At Ideal Basement Waterproofing, your health and safety are our highest priority. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will take the following cautionary measures when coming into your home:
- Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Maintaining physical distance of six feet
- Washing and sanitizing hands often
- Disinfecting touchpoints
With over 25 years of experience, our professionals at Ideal Basement Waterproofing can help you choose the right size sewage ejector pump for your home and then install it correctly for you. Contact us today for a quote!