The Sewage grinder pump is used when the terrain is very hilly. The grinder pump grinds up the sewage and forces it to the city forced main tap at your property line. Can Do Plumbing provides the best grinder pump repair in Lago Vista, TX.
They can last as little as 1 year when abused and upwards of 15 years when properly maintained.
Warning signs your pump is malfunctioning are bubbling in the toilet bowl, sewage water flowing up from a tub or shower drain and a backed up toilet.
An alarm should be present on the control panel.
Grinder pump basins should be installed so to keep the pump submerged in water. The sewage grinder pump is a submersible pump and requires the pump to stay under water to stay cool. Some pumps are installed incorrectly and the basin is to shallow to allow this.
The grinder pump uses three floats to operate the on/off and alarm functions of the panel.
When the floats tip upside down the switch operates the pump until the off float comes down and the switch turns the pump off.