As with any other system, septic systems often require pumps to work properly. These pumps move wastewater and other material through the system. These pumps reduce backup and help maintain recommended product operating levels.
Grinder Pumps are tasks with removing the wastewater from building interior and collecting it to begin the septic process. Grinder pumps are stored either in a basement or outside under the frost line. These pumps allow home and business owners from having to worry about what is placed or flushed through the system. Feminine hygiene products, diapers, kitty litter, paint, oil (both motor oil and cooking oils), etc. are still not recommended.
Septic Pumps have the dirtiest job and the most important. They remove the waste from toilets and bathrooms. Septic Pumps push the wastewater directly into the septic system thus maintaining continual flow. Septic pumps are either automatic or not. A float switch is used in the automatic pumps to turn the system on or off depending on water level. Whereas, a non-automatic pump requires manual switching to turn off or on.
Most septic systems use gravity as the primary water transport system. However, due to location, terrain, or other reasons a lift pump may be required. Lift pumps are used to change the elevation of the wastewater.
Septic systems may have any combinations of these pumps. Please contact a septic tank contractor before attempting pump repair or maintenance.