Sewage Ejector Pumps

schedule now!

For the most part, your home’s plumbing system uses gravity to ensure proper waste removal. Homes with finished basements or bathrooms otherwise located below the home’s main sewer line, however, need a sewage ejector pump to move waste “up” and out of the home through the plumbing system’s disposal pipes.

Most sewage pumps employ a tank that holds a certain amount of sewage. The float rises with the sewage, and signals the pump to cycle on. Once the pump is running, the sewage moves out of the tank and into the plumbing pipes, where it joins the main sewer lines and leaves the home. When the tank is empty, the float moves toward the tank’s bottom, and the pump shuts off.

A sewage pump should operate without fail, as long as it’s maintained well and users flush only toilet paper into the toilet. Flushing items like feminine products, disposable wipes, condoms and other damaging materials puts undue stress on the pump, and these foreign materials generally won’t be able to move upwards under the force of the pump. To keep your pump running properly regular maintenance is recommended. Additionally, homeowners should provide annual service for the pumps, scheduling maintenance with a reputable plumber. The plumber will clean the pump, oil the motor, and inspect the float and condition of the pump, as well as remove any debris that’s lodged inside the tank.

Unless you’re very familiar with these systems, replacing a sewage ejector pump is not a do-it-yourself project. Properly sizing the pump to meet your home’s plumbing is complex and it’s worth the expense to have a professional do the work and ensure it meets all local plumbing codes.

Whether you need maintenance, repairs or replacement of your sewage pump, call Rooter Rooter technicians are the ones to call We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you keep avoid potential problems with your sewage ejector pump and keep it running smoothly. Call us today for a free estimate!