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Sewage Ejector Pump Services in Littleton, MA

If you have a bathroom in your basement, cellar or any other place where the drainage lines from the bathroom are below the main sewage line, chances are you have a sewage ejector – sometimes called a sewage ejector pump – installed in your home. Much like how a laundry pumps are needed to drain water from a washing machine in certain circumstances, a sewage ejector pump is used in situations where the force of gravity is not enough to drain waste water from the bathroom into the main sewer line. Most often this occurs because the bathroom is below the sewer line.

Obviously most homeowners don’t know a whole lot about sewage ejector pumps, which is why it’s always important to call a professional for any type of service related to these pumps. The MetroWest area plumbers at Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC have the skills and expertise needed to handle all of your plumbing–related issues, including problems with sewer ejector pumps and the installation of new pumps. Call us now to discuss the issues you’re facing and discuss your options.

Keeping Sewer Lines Clear

While a sewer ejector pump will help the flow of waste into your waste water system – whether it is a septic tank or the municipal sewage system – there are still some things you can do to make its job easier. This of course will make your life easier by minimizing performance problems and decreasing the likelihood that you’ll have issues that require professional repairs.

First, be careful what you put down the toilet. This applies in all situations, not just when dealing with a sewage ejector. Items that aren’t designed to be broken down within the waste system, such as some hygiene products and most paper towels, can cause clogs. They can become stuck in the pipes, jam up the sewer ejector or even burn the motor out, which can lead to costly service calls. In general, if a product does not say it is safe for septic system use, it shouldn’t be flushed down the drain.

Secondly, you can consider a grinder pump. This is a special kind of sewage ejector that grinds up waste in the water before pumping it away. This added step can help keep your pipes flowing smoothly, especially if your pipes are old or not very big, or if your plumbing system has low water pressure. Consulting with a professional during the installation process is the best way to determine whether a grinder pump is the right solution for you.

Sewage Ejector Installation, Maintenance & Repair

Like most plumbing projects, working with sewage ejectors is not something the average home owner should tackle. Specialized tools and skills are needed for this kind of work. It can also get messy pretty fast without the proper training and knowledge. There are also sizing issues and local codes to consider.

Fortunately for those living in the Metro West Boston area, the sewage ejector experts at Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC are always available to help. Not only are our trained experts experienced in the installation, maintenance and repair of sewage ejector pumps, but they are also fully versed on all local codes and requirements. Whether you’re looking to have a new sewage ejector installed or you’re having problems with your existing pump, call us today to discuss your options with one of our trained professionals.