Sewage Ejector Pumps
If a bathroom in your Massachusetts home is lower than your connection to your sewer or septic system, chances are you have a sewage ejector pump—sometimes called a sewage ejector—installed in your home.
A sewage ejector pump is used in situations where the force of gravity is not enough to drain wastewater from the bathroom and into the main sewer line. Most often this occurs because the bathroom is below the sewer line.
Most homeowners are not familiar with sewage ejector pumps, which is why you should always call a professional plumber for any type of service related to these pumps. Your plumbing experts at Basnett Plumbing, Heating, AC & Electrical have the training and expertise needed to handle all of your plumbing–related issues in your Littleton, MA home. Call us today to learn how we can help you.
Keeping Sewer Lines Clear
While a sewer ejector pump helps the flow of waste into your wastewater system, there are other steps you can also take to make its job easier. This will help minimize the risk of performance problems and minimize the chances of a costly repair.
First, be careful about what you put down the toilet. This applies in all situations, not just when dealing with a sewage ejector pump. Items not designed to break down within the waste system—such as baby wipes, paper towels, and hygiene products—can clog your sewer lines. An item stuck in the pipes can jam up the sewer ejector pump or even burn out the motor, which can lead to costly service calls.
Secondly, consider installing a grinder pump. This is a special kind of sewage ejector pump that grinds up waste in the water before pumping it away. This added step can help keep waste flowing smoothly through your pipes, especially if your pipes are old or small in diameter, or if your plumbing system has low water pressure.
Consulting with one of our Master Plumbers during the installation process is the best way to determine whether a grinder pump is the right solution for you.
Sewage Ejector Pump Installation, Repair, and Maintenance
Working with sewage ejector pumps is not something the average homeowner should tackle. Specialized tools and skills are needed for this kind of work, and 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 MetroWest Boston area, our sewage ejector pump experts at Basnett Plumbing, Heating, AC & Electrical are always available to help. Not only are our trained experts experienced with sewage ejector pump installation, repair, and maintenance, but they are also fully versed in all local codes and requirements.
Call Your Sewage Ejector Pump Experts
At Basnett Plumbing, Heating, AC & Electrical, keeping you comfortable in your Littleton, MA, home is our top priority. Whether you are looking to have a new sewage ejector pump installed or you are having problems with your existing pump, call 978-431-2906 or request service online today to discuss your options with one of our trained professionals.