Septic Tank Pumps

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Each septic system part is regularly maintained by our team to ensure quality installation.

When the septic tank sits lower than the drain field, gravity cannot deliver effluent from the tank to the drain field, so a septic pump is typically required. When an issue arises, inspecting the septic pump is part of our process to identify and diagnose the problem.

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How a Septic Pump Works

Septic pumps are installed in the last chamber of the septic tank or in a separate chamber outside the tank. The float switch on the pump activates when wastewater fills the chamber, and the impeller pushes the wastewater into the drain field. When a septic pump malfunctions, sewage backup occurs as wastewater continues to rise and cannot be moved to the drain field.

Installing a septic system alarm can help avoid this issue.

Call Us For Year-Round Septic System Services

Your septic system works all year round and can cause issues at any time of the day. Some septic system problems can have substantial costs and pose serious health and safety risks. When you’re experiencing a problem with your septic system or septic tank, our technicians are available 24/7 for immediate response and service.

Preventing Septic Pump Issues

The most common reason that sewage backs up into a home is because of a malfunctioning septic pump. In order to prevent this from occurring, you should never drain or flush items that could cause blockages, such as:

  • Wipes, including sanitary wipes and baby wipes
  • Disposable diapers
  • Paper towels
  • Personal hygiene items such as tampons, pads, liners, Q-Tips, and cotton swabs
  • Dental floss
  • Cigarette butts
  • Plastics and non-biodegradable items

Please remind your guests that septic systems require a different level of care and caution compared to central wastewater systems. If you have not done a septic tank pumping in a while, it’s a good idea to schedule a septic tank cleaning. Be sure to follow our recommended yearly septic system inspection to ensure that all parts are functioning correctly.

Common Issues With Septic Pumps

In most cases, a clogged septic pump does not deliver wastewater to the drain field because it is clogged with debris. Among many other reasons, the problem can be electrical or mechanical, such as a blown fuse, frozen bearings, an internal motor malfunction, or a defective float switch.

When you see wastewater flowing back into your house, it’s a sign there’s something wrong with your septic pump. New septic systems usually come with an alarm system, so you’ll know if water isn’t draining properly and prevent blockages. We can install an alarm for your existing septic system if you don’t have one.


Book a Professional Septic Pump Service

Whether you ignore or try to fix septic system problems yourself, they don’t go away on their own. Several components of a septic system require experience and knowledge to troubleshoot, such as electrical components, mechanical components, and heavy equipment. The government also has strict regulations regarding rural septic systems that must be followed in order to avoid being fined thousands of dollars.

For these reasons, it’s best to have a professional technician service and repair your septic pump. In addition to having peace of mind that it’s done properly and to code, Canadian Sanitation also provides warranties and guarantees for our services and products.

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