What Is a Septic Ejector Pump?

The septic ejector pump helps remove solid waste from your home when plumbing fixtures like your sink drain your toilet are below the sewer line or septic tank’s grade. If your home has at least one bathroom below the grade, you will have to have a septic ejector pump. If you do not, this will may lead to unwanted waste backing up inside the lines. If you are not sure and want to make certain that you need a pump, please talk to a licensed plumbing professional to make sure.

The Basics of Septic Ejector Pumps

The sump injector pump has a holding tank that is below ground. This tank is designed to hold the sump pump and catch the waste coming out of your sewer lines. There are drain lines that are then connected to the side of the basin. There is also an outlet line that is attached to the pump that connects to the septic line. If you have a sewer, this is attached to that line. When wastewater goes into the holding tank, there is a float device that activates the pump. Once this device is activated, the wastewater will go into the sewer line or septic tank. As the level of wastewater drops, the float will lower. Once this float is lowered down, the septic ejector pump turns off.

To provide adequate ventilation, there is a vent that is attached to the pump. This vent connects to your existing vent and goes through the roof. To ensure that no smell comes from the sump basin, there is a tightfitting lid that seals. To ensure that waste does not drain back into the sump basin, there is a check valve.

There are several different sizes of septic ejector pumps. The one you have will depend on your home’s size and the number of bathrooms that you. Typically, residential models can handle up to 30 gallons of waste material. These pumps will be limited to transport solids to a specific size. If waste items are too large, some pumps can grind them down. Ejector pumps require120 to 240 volts of power depending on the models. Some models have an alarm system that will tell you if something goes wrong with the pump. This will help you to prevent overflows and damage to your pump.

Septic Ejector Pump Installation

If you believe that you do not have the septic pump or yours has gone wrong, you will need to have a professional install a new or repair the existing one. Certain building codes will need to be followed. It is also challenging to install these due to having to do both plumbing and electrical. It is essential to ensure that you use a licensed plumbing professional.

If you need a new septic pump installed or have an issue with your current one, please call the Original Plumber today. Our experienced techs are well experienced with this system and can either install a new one for you or repair your old one.