Most homeowners have a hard time imagining something worse than a basement full of sewage. Still, it can happen, which is why you should consider a sewer pump. Here’s what you need to know.
What is a Sewer Pump?
When the municipal sewer line is located above the ground floor of your home, a sewer pump is required to pump the sewage from your home into the municipal sewer line. Sewage and other gray water waste flow by gravity from your home into a sewage basin. The sewage is then pumped into the municipal sewer line. In this application a grinder type sewage pump is used. Grinder pumps reduce the solid waste into a slurry that more easily pumped.
Where is the Sewer Pump?
Sewer pump installation is similar to that of a sump pump. The pump rests in a basin typically in the back yard and when needed, it removes the waste by forcing it up the pipes and out to the main sewer line.
Do I Need a Sewer Pump?
Suppose your home has a basement with laundry, bathrooms, a sewer line, or any rooms with plumbing that are below grade level. In that case, you probably need a sewer pump. Without one, the risk of a sewage backup is exponentially higher. And sewage is not like a regular flood. Sewage is full of bacteria and is hazardous to you, your family, and your home and requires professional cleanup and restoration.
Instead of taking a chance and hoping for the best, act now and avoid a potentially dangerous and extremely costly sewage backup situation. Contact W.P. Law today to learn more about sewer pumps and find out if you need one for your home.