Champion Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in Canton, GA offers various sewage ejector pump services including installation, repair, and replacement.
Sewage Ejector Pumps
A sewage ejector pump refers to the pump located in a basin, usually below the slab level of your basement. This pump is in a “can” that is 18’’ wide by 30’’ deep. Approximately 12’’ below the top of the basin is where the line serving the fixtures terminate into it.
By code the discharge must be 2’’ and able to handle 2’’ solids. The pump has an impeller located on the bottom of it that draws the waste up via pneumatic energy and pumps it above the closest horizontal sanitary line where it flows out of the system.
An ejector pump serves any solid or liquid waste needs within the home that cannot be served by the gravity based sewer system.
Ejector pumps require electricity and can be high maintenance. Champion Plumbing recommends a second float switch be installed on a separate breaker with an alarm attached in case the primary pump fails.
There are also water powered auxiliary pumps that can serve if the primary pump fails, or in case of a power outage. These pumps are limited in their flow rates but can save a home from being flooded in the event of ejector pump failure.
A 2’ check valve should be located directly above the basin lid with a 2’’ shut off valve directly above it. In the case of a check valve failure the ball valve can be closed, thus preventing all waste currently being held by the check valve from entering the pipe while it is being serviced.
Call Champion Plumbing for a free onsite diagnostic visit to best determine the problem with your sewage ejector pump.