Septic Pump Repair
This is one of the areas where Walla Walla Septic shines, our main job is to provide you with peace of mind for the future. We take pride in our quality and strive always to provide you with peace of mind for your home for years to come because we will be there. We are the best in the business and have all the equipment necessary to take care of all your Septic repair needs.
So what is septic pump repair and why might it be necessary?
If you have an elevated leach field, you have an effluent pump. Effluent pumps are different than sewage pumps that eject water solids from your basement plumbing fixtures. Sewage pumps are tied into the plumbing of your house and require a licensed plumber to repair.
The Effluent pump, or "lift pump", sits inside a chamber of the septic tank and pumps graywater up to the effluent dispersal area, or leach field.
These pumps are very durable and, if well maintained, they will last a long time. If not however, you may need our septic pump repair services!
Floats and alarms.
The problem with your effluent pump may not be the pump at all. There are high-water sensors and low-water sensors in the pump chamber that cycle the pump on and off. This is the first thing we check. It’s a lot easier – and less expensive – to replace a float than to replace a pump!
Elevated leach fields require extra care to keep them running in top shape. Our septic tank maintenance programs are second to none and designed to help you get the maximum benefit out of your home’s septic system.
A failed effluent pump could be a septic emergency.
Your elevated leach field is higher than the inlet pipe to the septic tank. Sewage can travel back into your basement. Although there is a check valve after the pump to prevent this from happening, your tank will eventually fill and backup. Fortunately, effluent pumps have an alarm that tells you that the pump is not operating. If you hear the alarm, call Maznek Septic Service immediately!
Repair or replace?
Generally, effluent pumps last about 10-15 years; depending on how hard the pump has to work to push graywater up to your leach field, and how frequently the tank fills. It’s probably better to replace effluent pump that’s near the end of its life, rather than repair it.
Call one of your local experts at Walla Walla Septic.
We will get the job done right.