Sewer Pump Services

Sewage Ejector Grinder Pumps

A1 Discount Plumber can inspect, install or repair many types and brands of sewer pumps including but not limited to: Liberty Pumps, Everbilt, Little Giant, Ridgid, Wayne, Zoeller, Bur-Cam, and many more. Grinder pumps or a Sewage ejector or are commonly used in residential homes basements or commercial buildings basements in Eastern Massachusetts because the main sewage line is higher than the basement plumbing pipes. If your toilet is located below the main sewer line the flushed waste has to be elevated up so that it can be discharged along with all of the other waste water. Not all sewage pumps grind up the waste like you would expect. Instead they pump the solids by velocity with an impeller. So this is the reason that some impellers can break up the waste but it will not be finely ground up.

Sewage Ejector Grinder Pumps

True grinder pumps will actually shred the sewage and then pump it through the pipe. The most important benefit of using a sewage ejector grinder pump is that paper and other debris that get flushed down the toilet are ground down to help flow through the sewage system more efficiently and not cause clogs in the pipes. These are powerful pumps, and until recently most sewage grinder pumps have only been available for commercial use in Massachusetts but are now available for residential usage.  Grinder pumps are usually installed where the sewer is a long distance from the home, or there is a high vertical lift of more than 20 feet or so.

Sewer Ejector Pumps

A sewage pump which is best for most residential applications will only need to pump up to 20 feet of lift to a gravity sewer. You would need an average type sewage pump installation when there is a bathroom located in a basement that gets pumped to a gravity line which is connected to the gravity sewer or septic system. Sewage ejector pumps are more affordable and cost less than true grinder pumps.