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The differences in a Sump Pump and Sewage Ejector

What does a sump pump do?

Sump Pumps are often in basements or areas that are not traveled often.  This means that if they go out or quit working the water can roll in and take over the area.  When this happens, if not caught in time the area will flood and ruin everything around it.

This damage could not only mean your personal and business belongings but could cause building damage such as walls and carpets needing to be replaced.  And, left long enough the area will get musty. Mold and mildew will take up residence which can further add pain to the wound.

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However, much of this could have been prevented if you had your sump pump put in by a professional that adds a backup alarm.  This alarm will alert you should the water not start pumping as it should. This will allow you to call us and get the pump repaired or replaced before any damage occurs.

Like a sump pump repair company, we are dedicated to helping you stay on top of your sump pump.  That’s why we install sump pumps with alarms. These alarms are there to protect your belongings from being ruined by invading groundwater.

The difference between sump pumps and sewage ejector pumps


Sewage ejectors are installed to help sewage reach the main drains of the home.  Plumbing systems rely on gravity to move water and sewage down the system. However, if the drain is below the main plumbing, it will need a bit of a push to get it going in in the right direction.  To release any built-up gases a venting system will have to be installed. This vent can vent at the ground level or go straight up and through the roof. As a sump pump system does not require any sort of venting and typically is out in the open.

Sewage ejectors have unique and different plumbing codes for the various areas.  This is why having a professional install them will ensure you that your home has the sewage ejectors installed correctly!  Having backed up sewage is certainly worse than having backed up groundwater, so of course, you should have an alarm installed on your sewage ejector system, which we offer.

Both sewage ejectors and sump pumps are needed to have a nice dry and sewage free basement.  The sewage ejectors are only needed in the basement should there be anything that needs plumbing such as laundry or a bathroom, otherwise, there isn’t a need for them.  The sump pump is needed to ensure the basement stays dry from groundwater and every basement should be equipped with one.

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