Some Lillian homeowners have grinder pumps, waste-management devices that condense household waste before it enters sewer systems. If you have a grinder pump, it’s good to know a thing or two about it before you schedule a repair or replacement with your plumber. Typically, a well-maintained […]
Grinder Pump Repair or Replacement in Baldwin County
5 Starr Plumbing is your local Fairhope grinder pump repair and replacement company.
Grinder pumps assist your plumbing system by pumping wastewater and grinding it up so it can be pumped into the local sewer system with fewer solid materials. They are an integral part of our sewer systems in the area.
Grinder pumps can be installed in basements or in the yard and they include a holding tank that needs to be buried deep enough to where the pump and sewer pipes are below the frost line.
They system contains a cutting mechanism that practically annihilates waste and grinds things not normally found in sewage.
On the grinder pump, you will have an alarm panel that will go off on occasion. The grinder has sensing bells that alerts the owner of low levels within the tank or other problems.
If you own a grinder pump and your alarm goes off, the first thing you need to do is push the silence button. If the red light doesn’t turn off within an hour or so, you’ll need to call 5 Starr Plumbing for a quick diagnosis and possible repair.
Whether or not you have a grinder system, you should never put anything down the drain that shouldn’t be there. Things like sanitary napkins, diapers, grease, hair, stringy vegetables or string, toys, chemicals, motor oil, etc. should never be flushed or put down your kitchen drain.
If you want to avoid problems like a broken pump or sewage backing up, taking good care of what you dispose of and where will go a long way to keeping your system working.
Wastewater Lift Stations
Wastewater lift stations are necessary for areas where gravity can’t carry the wastewater through the plumbing sewage lines.
Gravity wastewater systems can only carry your wastewater if it is traveling from a higher elevation to a lower elevation because the force of gravity is the only means by which the water is able to travel.
Wastewater Lift Stations will pump your wastewater when the water is traveling from a lower elevation to a higher elevation. This system does much to reduce the issues that cause health and safety concerns that a traditional gravity system would cause if installed instead.
Submersible lift stations typically cost less than dry-well stations and don’t generally include large structures above ground. Lift stations include:
- Wet well or receiving well
- Grinder pump
- Power supply
- Alarm system & control center
Sewage Ejection Systems
Sewer ejection systems are critical to avoid wastewater backup problems in the home or commercial property. The ejection pump lifts the waste from lower levels (such as the basement area) and brings it up to the sewer line at the main level of the property. Without this system, you’ll have many problems with the sewage system.
Sump pumps are used for removal of clean water from areas that shouldn’t have standing water. They are common in basements or low lying areas around the property. Mainly occurring from rain water runoff, a sump pump effectively drains an area that has standing or pooling water. There are many sizes and options available in sump pump systems, so if you’re having difficulty with water run off or pooling water around your foundation, a sump pump may be the answer.
Whatever the answer to your plumbing system’s problem is, the professional Fairhope plumbers at 5 Starr Plumbing are fully trained and experienced to evaluate your plumbing system and make any repairs or installations you need.
We’ll give you expert advice and make your repairs quickly and efficiently. Just give us a call and we’ll take a look at your system and give you a fast, free estimate!
Our Fairhope Grinder Pump Professionals Provide These Detailed Services
- Grinder Pump Repair
- Grinder Pump Replacement
- Grinder Pump Installation
- Wastewater Lift Stations
- Submersible Lift stations
- Sewage Ejection Systems
- Wastewater Backup Repair
- Sump Pumps
- Sump Pump Replacement
- Sump Pump Installation
- Sump Pump Repair
- Sewage System Repair