A sewage ejector pump is installed in a home when a bathroom or kitchen is located in the lower level of the home, below the level of the home’s main drain line. This means that waste water from this bathroom or kitchen must be pumped up to the height of the main drain line before it can exit the home and be disposed of in the city sewer or a septic tank.
Sewage ejector pumps sit in a pit that fills wilh effluent when the pump stops working. Diagnosing sewage ejector pump problems and making the correct repair and/or replacement recommendations is usually not a pleasant job. For this reason, homeowners should always leave work on a sewage ejector system to a licensed, professional plumber who can do the work safely and cleanly, without subjecting you or your family to potential bio-hazards.
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