What Is A Sewage Pump? In contrast to a sump pump, these pumps—also often referred to as sewage ejector pumps or sewage grinder pumps—are designed to remove not just water but also waste and other small materials to your home’s septic tank or sewage system. Sump pumps are used in basements to collect excess and unwanted water that makes its way in there, whereas sewage pumps are used with bathrooms to force out both fluids and liquids to either a septic tank or other sewage system.
Sewage Ejector Pumps – If you do have a finished basement, you probably have a sewage ejector pump. These have a life expectancy of 7 – 10 years. Faucets – Longevity is based on the quality of the faucet, the type of water that goes through the faucet (hard or soft) and how it gets used.
One of the best ways to test and determine if you have either a sewage or sump pump is to flush the basement toilet several times and listen for the ejector pump to turn on.
When property owners complain they have sewer gas smells by a sewage ejector or grinder in the basement or by their pump tank, you should take that complaint seriously. Hydrogen sulfide is dangerous even at low levels.
Sewage Ejector pumps can pump high volumes of sewage (up to 220 Gallons Per Minute). These pumps are designed for short pumping distances (under 750 feet) and can handle head pressures of nearly 75 feet.
Since gravity alone can’t remove the waste from the home, what happens if that crucial step – the ejector pump – one day fails? If that occurs, flushed water and waste can build up in the pipes and eventually burst – usually at their lowest point, which for most homes is the basement.