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Does Your Home Need a Sewage Ejector Pump?

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A sewage ejector pump is one way to protect your home and ensure peace of mind.

A sewage flood in your basement is one of your top nightmares if you are a homeowner. Even though sewage backups are not prevalent, they can create an unhealthy mess for the homeowner. And it’s much easier to set up precautions for something as disgusting as a sewage overflow or backup instead of waiting until it happens. A sewage ejector pump is one way to protect your home and ensure peace of mind.

Why is a Sewage Ejector Pump Essential?

A sewage ejector pump involves plumbing equipment that eliminates wastewater from below-grade areas. In most houses, this applies to basements where bathrooms or laundry can be found. In most cases, wastewater that slides down the drain goes through plumbing into the sewer line pipe. In addition, wastewater flows away from your house due to gravity.

If it’s located in a basement, the primary portion of the drain system cannot just rely on gravity. That is why a sewage ejector pump is necessary to force that wastewater into your septic tank or the municipal sewer main.

The Risks of Not Having a Sewage Ejector Pump

If your drain system lacks the assistance of a sewage ejector pump, you have a higher risk of sewage backing up into your basement. You are also more likely to experience sewer gasses or clogged drain pipes seeping out of your drains. Plus, wastewater from your neighbor’s properties could make its way into your home if there is a problem with the broader sewage system.

Unfortunately, your basement might receive flooding by sewage. So, this will require a long process of cleaning up and repair. The sewage will damage any personal items it touches and possibly seep into other areas of the structure.

Location of the Installed Sewage Ejector

If you are familiar with a sump pump that eliminates groundwater from your basement, then you have an idea of a sewage ejector installation. A basin is dug beneath the ground, and the pump is stored there. After installation, the basin collects wastewater from other appliances and below-grade drains. Once the basin fills to a specific level, the pump turns on and forces the waste up and into the main sewer line to be disposed of.


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