Most homeowners are unaware that their home has a sewage ejector pump, also known as a lift station, pump or ejector system. Oftentimes, we receive a call reporting a clogged toilet or sump pump failure when it is really an issue with their sewage ejector pump.
A sewer 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 wastewater 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, or sump basin, that fills with 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.
At My Georgia Plumber, all of our plumbing technicians are licensed and we service Atlanta, Acworth, Alpharetta, Ball Ground, Brookhaven, Canton, Cumming, Kennesaw, Johns Creek, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Woodstock, and surrounding areas.