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Ejector Pumps

Hydro JettingMost homeowners don’t know or have any need to know what a sewage ejector pump is, but if your home has a bathroom below the level of your main sewer line, you must have a sewage ejector pump. Sewage ejector pumps help move solid waste from your toilet through your home’s plumbing system until it reaches a point where it can be drained by gravity. Sewage ejector pumps are located in a sewage ejector pump pit and use powerful jets to break up solid waste and send it into your sewage system or septic tank. A good sewage ejector pump, provided it is properly maintained, should last at least 7-10 years. Clear Water Plumbing frequently performs ejector pump installations, maintenance and repairs.

What Do I Avoid Flushing?

It is especially critical to avoid flushing items like feminine hygiene products, paper towels, baby wipes or condoms. Even cotton balls, bandages, and dental floss can create big problems in any sewage system. These items can get caught in the motor of your ejector pump causing the motor to burn out prematurely.

Replacing Your Ejector Pump

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 plumbing codes.

If you’re planning on adding a bathroom in your basement and you want to install a sewage ejector pump, or if you need sewage ejector pump replacement, call Clear Water Plumbing today!