6 Things Indicating Lift Station Failure
Lift station is another major part of your septic system that you might not be aware of until it stops working. The role of a pump station is to sense and pump waste water from a low elevation to a higher elevation when the natural flow is restricted.
Pump station can be very complex for regular people because it involves different parts. Generally, lift station parts include wet well, motor, pumps, junction box, and control panel. We recommend calling a septic technician for all your lift station emergencies in order to get the job done correctly.
What is the lifespan of your pump station?
Your lift station can last between 15 to 20 years, depending on the type of lift station and the maintenance. Proper maintenance and regular pumping will keep your system running for more than 20 years.
What can go wrong in your lift station.
Wiring problems: Common things like wiring problems or power supply interruption can cause flooding, backup, odor, and more.
Buzzing or lack of noise: This might be a sign of pump issues. Buzzing sound during pumping can mean that your lift station is clogged or not working properly. Turn off the system and call 407-505-6685 (click to call) immediately when you notice any buzzing sounds.
Cracked pipes: Broken or cracked pipes can lead to leaking fluids. Septic technician will help you spot the right pipe and replace it with a new one in order to keep the system running properly.
Broken motor: When this happens, your system will not be able to pump the waste water, as a result, causing backup. You can easily fix this issue by removing the bad pump and replace it with a new pump (which comes with a new motor).
Flashing light: Flashing light on your lift station might mean that there is a system malfunction. Calling Septic Dominators 407-505-6685 (click to call) as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and repair.
Alarm: Lift station alarm can be annoying, but very helpful. An alarm will inform you about the equipment failure or malfunction.
Do not attempt to fix any of these issues on your own or silence the alarm. Call an expert to help you check the lift station and fix the issues. Technicians at Septic Dominators will help you check your pump station, repair and help you maintain your lift station to avoid any system failures. Call SEPTIC DOMINATORS for a quote today!