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Common Problems of Ejector Pump System

Common Problems of Ejector Pump System

Modern day homes and apartments have finished basements. The drainage pipes are laid horizontally in the ceilings between joists and connect with other pipes to form the drainage system. So, unlike traditional homes, where gravity was enough to throw waste out of homes through plumbing lines, extra help would be required for the same work in modern day homes. And here comes into the picture the ejector pump system.

An ejector pump system shreds the waste into finely-ground particles and water slurry which can easily be pumped out to the desired destination of disposal. An ejector pump system consists of a pump, float, inlet, outlet, and a tank. The tank is filled with sewage and when it reaches a certain limit, the float which rises along with the waste indicates the pump to start grinding the waste. The ground waste moves out of the tank and flows into the plumbing pipes and takes waste out to the main sewer lines.

Many models of ejector pump systems come with a sensor that sounds when the pump breaks down, indicating to the owner that it is repair time. If your ejector pump system repair time has come, call us for our excellent services in Maryland.

Problems With Ejector Pump System
Some common problems that can occur in ejector pump systems are mentioned below:

  • Over the years, the waste collected in tanks deposit a lot of grease. The grease sticks to the plumbing and sewer pipes. They can accumulate and cover up everything thus blocking the normal flow of waste water, thereby stopping the ejection of waste water out of the system.
  • To prevent this clogging and eventual breakdown of the ejector pump system, professional cleaning and removing the residue waste is required every few years.
  • The float switch in the sewage pump can get spoiled and stop working over a period of time. The float switches are small gray devices that float in the sewage tank and detect the rising levels of the waste collected. Once the waste reaches a particular level, it signals that the pump needs to empty itself. In the case of its failure, the pump will not do its job. The waste will keep accumulating and eventually overflow. This float switch needs to be replaced every few years.
  • The ejector pump system has a working capacity of fewer than twenty years. Remember to note down the year of ejector sewage installation so that you get an idea of how old your system is.

Whatever the issue with your ejector pump system is, its repair is not a do-it-yourself job! Professional help is required to find the root cause of failure of the ejector sewage pump to implement appropriate solutions. For timely services, be it for ejector pump system repair or ejector pump installation, we are here to help. We will provide our expert advice and serviceto quickly resolve your problems so that the situation does not go out of control.

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