If you live below a steep incline, chances are you have a lift station pump installed in your septic system. A lift station pump pushes wastewater through the sewer line uphill into the city’s sewer line where all residents’ waste ends up. Without this pump, the waste would just sit stagnant in your septic tank, overflowing and smelling. If your lift station pump needs repairs in Round Rock, TX, call us at (512) 643-7116. Our expert plumbers at JustUs Plumbing can fix your issue right away.
Is Your Lift Station Pump Broken?
There are some telltale signs to alert you that your lift station is broken. They include:
Noise- you can typically hear the lift station working by it chugging away and pumping the waste out of the septic tank. If it sounds like it is not moving, there might be a clog or the pump could be jammed.
Backflow- a nasty indicator that something is awry in your sewage line when you turn on a faucet and brown “water” comes out. This is called backflow, and it happens when waste is pumped back into the main water line that it came out of and is supposed to be filtered into the sewer line. Obviously, please don’t drink the water if it isn’t clear.
Seepage/ yard flooding- this can be caused by a few things. It could be a broken lift station pump, a burst pipe in the sewer line that runs under your lawn, or an overfull septic tank. Either way, it is not a pretty or sweet-smelling experience.
Overflow- lift station pumps have timed water refills after clearing the septic tank. If the timer is malfunctioning, the pump could be filling the tank too quickly, causing an overflow of water that could lead to leaks.
Age- a lift station pump has a lifespan of about 20 years. Over time, flow rates decrease as gears slow down and rust. This can lead to sewage or water buildup in the tank because it isn’t being pumped out regularly enough.
Call Today For Lift Station Pump Repair
If you think your lift station pump is broken, call our plumbers today for maintenance. We can figure out if you need repairs or replacements of your pump and get your sewer line flowing normally again. If you are in Round Rock, TX and need lift station pump repair, call JustUs Plumbing at (512) 643-7116 today.