Servicing Sump Pumps and More in Chattanooga, TN
Chatta-Rooter Plumbing is experienced with installing, repairing and replacing many different kinds of pumps for our Chattanooga-area residential customers, ranging from grinder pumps and sewage ejector pumps to effluent pumps and sump pumps. Before installing these types of pumps on your property, it’s always a good idea to check with your community’s plumbing and building codes and permit requirements to ensure proper compliance. Better yet, it’s best to leave installations up to a professionally experienced company such as ours for your ongoing peace of mind and protection.
What Type of Pump Do I Need for My Residential Property?
Because most homeowners tend to get more than a little overwhelmed when it comes to knowing which type of pump they need for their property, here’s a handy guide for understanding their basics:
Either installed in your basement or yard, a grinder pump is used to convey wastes from your home’s pipes into its holding tank. Once it’s reached its peak level, the wastes are ground into a fine sludge and pumped into your septic tank. Grinder pumps require little to no maintenance unless they get backed up because of homeowners trying to flush too many items they shouldn’t be flushing.
An effluent pump is typically used on a property that has solids up to ¾” in diameter also being pumped along with its water. This type of pump is usually found in a mound-type septic system or elevated septic system with drain fields. You may also need one for laundry discharge or grey water removal.
Sewage Ejector Pumps
If your plumbing fixtures are situated below your home’s main sewer or septic line, a sewage ejector pump is used to help elevate the wastewater for proper flow. Ejector pumps are commonly found in homes with basement bathrooms or laundry rooms and in septic drain field systems in rural areas.
Sump pumps are primarily used to keep your basement from flooding. An automatic pump, a sump pump drains mostly clean water and keeps it from overflowing. The main difference between a sump pump and a sewage ejector pump is that a sump pump will drain into your yard or nearest storm sewer, while a sewage ejector pump will drain into the nearest sanitary sewer.
We Work Hard to Keep Your Pumps Flowing
Chatta-Rooter Plumbing works hard to ensure your property’s pumps are properly maintained and installed to avoid flooding and backups. Common issues we address include clogged pumps/parts, improper installations, stuck switches and continuously running or overflowing pumps. If you require any of the aforementioned services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call to request a free estimate or to schedule an appointment for our services!