Septic Pumps

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Sewage water travels from the septic tank into the drain field through the septic pump. Septic pumps are typically required for septic tanks that sit lower than the drain field because gravity is unable to deliver effluent out of the tank.

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How a septic pump works

A septic pump is located in the last chamber of the septic tank or a separate chamber outside of the tank. As wastewater fills the chamber, the septic pump’s float switch is automatically triggered and the impeller pushes waste up and into the drain field.

Without a septic pump, wastewater continues to rise and is not able to move to the drain field. When a septic pump malfunctions, sewage backup occurs.

This issue can be avoided with a septic system alarm.

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Maintaining A Septic Pump

One of the most common reasons a sewage backup occurs is because of a malfunctioning septic pump. To avoid this, never drain or flush items that can cause blockage, including:

  • Wipes, such as sanitary wipes and baby wipes
  • Disposable diapers
  • Paper towels
  • Personal hygiene items such as tampons, pads, liners, Q-Tips, and cotton swabs
  • Dental floss
  • Cigarette butts
  • Plastics and non-biodegradable items

If you’re expecting guests, remind them that septic systems require certain care and caution compared to central wastewater systems. It’s a good idea to schedule maintenance and a septic tank cleaning and pumping if you haven’t done so in a while. Be sure to follow our recommended yearly septic system inspection to ensure that all parts are running properly.

Common septic pump issues

A septic pump that has been clogged with debris is the most common reason it fails to deliver wastewater to the drain field. However, sometimes the issue can be electrical or mechanical, such as a blown fuse, frozen bearings, internal motor malfunction, or a defective float switch, among many other reasons.

A serious sign that there may be something wrong with your septic pump is when wastewater is flowing back into your home. New septic systems are typically equipped with an alarm system, which will alert you if wastewater is not being drained properly and help avoid blockages. If you don’t have a septic system alarm installed, give us a call and we can install one for your existing septic system.

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Always hire a professional for repair and maintenance

Septic system problems don’t disappear on their own and it may be tempting to either ignore them or attempt to fix them yourself. There are many parts of a septic system that require experience and knowledge to troubleshoot, including electrical parts, mechanical components, and heavy equipment. Additionally, professionals follow strict government regulations regarding rural septic systems that can lead to a fine of thousands of dollars if they’re not met.

When it comes to your septic system, it’s always best not to risk it. Always hire a professional for repair, maintenance, and any installation of parts and accessories. With SepTech Canada, not only will you have peace of mind that it’s done properly, your services and products are backed by warranties and guarantees, and you have peace of mind that everything is up to code.

Call us with any questions about your septic system

Whether you have questions about septic system equipment, accessories, or repair, we are happy to help. SepTech Canada is a leading provider of septic services and products using the latest in septic system technology.

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