Ejection/Ejector Pumps in Chicago, IL
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Keep your home and basement safe in the Chicagoland area by keeping your sewage ejector pump up-to-date and well-maintained. The professionals at Trojan Plumbing can offer you peace of mind knowing that your home is in good hands andbeing protected from sewage and water damage. In addition to maintaining your pump, we’re always at the ready for a timely repair with 24/7 emergency service available
Sewage ejector pumps play a critical role in the water and waste management system of a home, handling water from sources like floor drains, grey water from appliances, and waste water. When an ejector pump fails not can it create flooding, but also health hazards. The proper installation and service of you ejector pump willleave you with peace of mind regarding your water and waste management.
What is an Ejector Pump?
The sewage ejector pump is a simple system consisting of a basin, float, switch, andpumps. Waste collects in the basin over time until the float rises high enough to flipthe switch, at which point the pumps are engage. Sewage ejector pumps also have a grinder that breaks down solid waste.
Do I Need an Ejector Pump?
The plumbing in most structures uses gravity to function. The pipes sit above the community sewer line and gravity allows for the sewage to travel through the pipes and enter the main line. Of course, this only works when the pipes are located above the line. Bathrooms and laundry rooms located in a basement or lower level that sits below the community sewer line will need an ejector pump to push the sewage to the correct elevation where gravity can take over.
Failed ejector pumps can cause massive damage. When they fail, solid waste and water build up at the bottom of the drain system eventually creating so much pressure the line bursts spewing waste and soiled water into the home. This creates property damage and is an enormous health hazard. Fortunately, most ejector systems come equipped with a water level alarm. This alarm engages if the water in the holding tank rises above a certain threshold and indicates that there is something wrong with your ejector pump. The importance of paying attention to this alarm cannot be overstated. Problems with your ejector pump should be immediately addressed by a professional to ensure the safety of your home.