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How do I properly maintain my sewer pump?
Do you have a sewer pump at your location and are unsure of how to properly care for it or are curious as to how it works? Ziegler Plumbing and Sewer, Inc. has experienced Technicians who can diagnose issues and recommend proper maintenance.
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If you’re experiencing slow drainage, it could indicate there is a blockage in the line and that your sewer pump needs to be pumped and cleaned.
The alarm should go off any time there is a problem. There could be various reasons as to why the alarm is going off, such as a blockage, electrical error or high water levels.
If you notice saturation around your pump station, this is an indication that your pump station isn’t working properly due to a clog, excessive debris or mechanical failure.
Residential Sewer Pump FAQ’s
The frequency that your pump should be cleaned is dependent on a few factors; the size of your house, number of residents, water and sewer usage, and amount of fixtures. Please schedule an appointment so our Technicians can recommend the correct frequency that best fits your needs.
- Your location will be on a set schedule that will populate in our system which eliminates the need for you to remember or keep track of when your sewer pump is due for cleaning.
- We can identify any issues with your sewer pump system before they become a major problem.
- Better maintain the integrity and lifespan of your sewer pump system.
The brands that we recommend and also have the most experience in installing, replacing and repairing are:
- Liberty Pumps
- Goulds Pumps
- Zoeller Pumps
- Environmental One Corporation (E-One Pumps)
If properly maintained, the average life span of a sewer pump is 7-10 years. Proper maintenance means flushing only toilet tissue and having your station cleaned on a frequent basis.
If you ever have an issue with your pump it’s very helpful if you know the following information.
Brand, voltage, number of phases, amperage, and horsepower. Typically, your pump will have a tag on it and will list all of this information. If you’re unsure of this information, that’s okay! Our Technicians can assess your pump when they arrive at your location.