Septic Pump Stations 101: Scheduled Septic Pump Checkups at Kaiser Battistone
Septic Pump Stations 101
Septic pump stations are the solution for moving waste away from the house when gravity alone cannot move the waste through the system. When effluent (liquid sewage) cannot flow by gravity and needs to be lifted to its destination the pump station comes into play. Pumping is required in several situations including:
- Shallow soil absorption unit (Leach fields over rocky ground for example)
- The leach field is at a higher elevation than the septic tank.
- A mound soil absorption system is used
- Deep septic tank installation
- The pumping station consists of a durable watertight tank (usually concrete), the effluent pump, on/off switch and an alarm with associated wiring. This article at North Dakota State University offers some nicely detailed information on pumping stations. Obviously, if any of these pumping components fail the homeowner will experience major backflow problems. At Kaiser-Battistone, we prefer to prevent problems like this from occurring in the first place, and we have a convenient solution.
Regular Septic Tank and Septic Pump Station Maintenance
We recommend regular septic tank pumping to remove accumulated solids from the tank for all of our customers. You can see from the graphic in this article at Farm and Dairy how accumulated sludge (solid waste) in the tank could shut down the entire system, which is why regular septic tank pumping is required.
Homeowners with pumping stations can take advantage of our regular septic tank pumping schedule by including the pumping station in the preventive maintenance routine. Each time the tank is pumped our expert technicians will check pumping station condition and operation to ensure that your septic system remains problem free.
Of course, we are always standing by and ready to provide pump replacement and emergency repairs as needed, but a little bit of extra preventive maintenance at septic pump stations can go a long way toward avoiding those emergencies altogether. Use the form at this link to schedule your preventive pumping station maintenance today and don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Kaiser-Battistone for all your residential and commercial wastewater needs.
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