You probably don’t think about your sewer system all that often, and under normal circumstances you really shouldn’t have to. However, there are a number of problems that are going to require a bit of intervention before your sewer system can return to proper operation. Let’s take a look at the situations in which you need a sewer ejector pump installed in your home, and why.
When a Sewer Ejector Pump Is Necessary
The vast majority of homes are designed to take advantage of gravity when it comes to waste disposal. Waste flows down through your home into your sewer line, which runs downhill to the municipal sewer main. This works quite well most of the time, but there are exceptions. If you live downhill from your sewer line, you have a problem. The system has no natural way of propelling waste uphill from the home to the sewer line, which means that without help it will just sit in the line. This can cause sewage to back up into the home, contaminating pipes and creating very unsanitary conditions inside. Bathrooms in basements and other low elevation areas can have similar problems, even if the rest of the house does not.
What Is a Sewer Ejector Pump?
A sewer ejector pump is designed to pump sewage uphill as necessary in order to reach the sewer main. It is installed in the sewer line, and when it senses sewage flowing into the line it activates to propel it into the municipal system. With a sewer ejector pump, you don’t have to worry about your home’s location relative to the sewer main ever again.
If you need a sewer ejector pump installed in your home, call The Sunny Plumber. We install and service sewer ejector pumps throughout Phoenix, AZ.