Why Most Cities and Counties Require Lift Station Monthly Maintenance Contracts
In case you don’t know, a lift station moves wastewater from lower elevations to higher elevations. They are appropriately named because they “lift” wastewater to higher areas when gravity can’t move the water to where it needs to flow. You might see these used for neighborhoods located at the bottom of a hill when the sewer system is at the top of a hill, for example. In order to get wastewater to the sewer system to be cleaned, the lift station collects the water and then pumps it up the hill.
So what happens when the lift station malfunctions? Flooding, backups, and environmental hazards are all potential outcomes when lift stations aren’t working properly. This is why cities and counties make monthly maintenance mandatory.
We Know Lift Stations
Fortunately, Kaiser-Battistone has the equipment and experienced staff to maintain and repair lift stations. Our hy vac services are great for cleaning up big jobs and accessing deep depths. Much like a septic tank, a lift station has a receiving well where solid waste collects and must be pumped out. Other crucial parts like the pumps, motors, valves and electrical components could also malfunction, and we have a crew specially trained to repair these. Sometimes the pumps are in tight spaces, making them challenging and dangerous to access. For these scenarios, we pull in our team members who are certified in confined space safety.
Count on Us for More Than Just Septic
We are the authority in septic repair and maintenance, but our expertise does not stop there. We service all types of wastewater facilities from small grease traps to entire sanitary systems. Lift stations require unique tools and specialized training so make sure to use a provider who is qualified to inspect and service them. To learn more about lift station maintenance or to request service, Contact Us.
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