You probably don’t think about the types of pipes in your home. However, knowing the different kinds of plumbing pipes is useful knowledge to have as a homeowner (or business owner). Different pipes…Read More
The last thing any homeowner or business owner wants is to deal with flooding, but it can happen to the best of us, and it can happen without warning. With a sump pump, you can protect your home or business with ease, and Security Building Services is here to help.
Sump pumps help collect groundwater and pump it away from areas where it can cause harm, such as flooding. They are typically installed in a permeable crock or pit in the floor. Water enters the pit and is allowed to accumulate to a set volume at which time afloat will activate the pump and discharge water outside the building (far enough away so that the water does not simply return to the basement or wet area). If you’ve got a sump pump that isn’t working, we can help you fix it. If you don’t have a sump pump, but do have water or moisture issues in your business or basement, our plumbing technicians can help you determine whether a sump pump will help you solve water problems. We’ll help you choose the system that will have the correct capacity for your needs. We can put in a sump basin, install the sump pump and help you with your groundwater collection system. We can even install a backup pump to provide additional protection and peace of mind for vulnerable areas.
Ejector Pump (Sewer Pump)
A sewage ejector pump is installed in some sort of holding tank. Larger, high capacity systems will also be equipped with a backup sewage pump and a control system (which monitors and alternates the pumps to ensure that they work properly and wear evenly). As wastewater enters the tank it is allowed to accumulate to a set volume at which time afloat will activate the pump and send the wastewater on its way. If you hear an alarm, notice strong sewer gas smells, see waste-water leaks or notice a backup in multiple fixtures served by the sewer pump you may have problems — but these are all problems we can help you fix. It could be that your pump is worn out, meaning we’ll need to replace the pump. We’ll also look at the check valves in the system (as a failing check valve can cause the pumps to activate too frequently, leading to premature failure). Sometimes your pump hasn’t failed, but bulky or large items are introduced into the pit (e.g. diapers or feminine items), clogging the pump, fouling the float mechanism or clogging the discharge pipes. In that case, we can unclog your system and evaluate whether or not you need grinders to help keep your system efficiently working.
If you’ve got sewage pump problems, we’ll help you fix them in a cost-effective way. Our plumbing team works with Zoeller pumps to ensure your home or business can function at its best. We’ll clean out the holding tank, and we can then take out your pump and have it repaired or replaced if it has failed. We can repipe your tank, install new check valves, or unclog your sewer pipes. Let us help you find and fix the problem so that you can focus on your business or rest easy in your home. Get in touch with Security Building Services for unparalleled expertise and unmatched customer service.