If you’re considering investing in a lift station pump for your septic system, it would be a good idea to brush up on the basics of lift stations and understand a little about:
- What they are
- How they work
- Different types of lift stations
- Maintenance requirements
Quality Septic Inc. of Plant City, FL, has been installing and repairing lift stations for our Florida customers since 1994. In this article, we want to share some basic lift station info so you’ll have more confidence and knowledge when considering having a lift station installed on your property or when it’s time to have your current lift station repaired.
What is a lift station pump?
A lift station pump is a component that moves waste water from a lower elevation to a higher elevation.
Aside from the obvious benefit of having a septic system that works correctly, the main benefit of using a lift station pump is the cost savings in additional excavation and piping that would be required to make waste water run uphill. A good lift station pump means everything runs smoothly and you save money on your septic installation.
How does a lift station work?
A lift station is most commonly used as an effective part of a sewage system. Sewage typically flows through an underground sloped pipeline. When it’s necessary for sewage to flow to a lower elevation, it needs to be transported to a higher elevation eventually. Basic gravity keeps this from happening.
This is when a lift station comes in handy. Lift pump stations are designed to bring sewage from the lower to the higher ground efficiently.
Different types of lift stations
There are two main types of lift pump stations: a dry well, and a wet well.
A dry well is a pump station that is above water and often in a separate location from the sewage.
A wet well is submerged in the wastewater and implements a monitor to pump the wastewater.
Lift station maintenance
Because lift pump stations involve sewage that’s potentially hazardous, it’s important to have routine maintenance done by a professional to ensure that everything is working properly. Maintenance typically includes greasing monitors, monitoring flow readings and testing supplies and backup generators.
Quality Septic has provided expert maintenance for all types of lift stations for more than 25 years. We’re the trusted name Plant City-area homeowners and business owners trust to keep their lift pump stations and entire septic systems running smoothly and efficiently.
Call the experts for lift station pump repair and service
We hope this information has increased your knowledge of lift station pumps and how they work. When there’s an issue with your lift station or any part of your larger septic system, our team is ready to solve the problem the right way.
If you have questions about lift station pumps, how they work, signs of malfunction and how we can reverse the problem, call (813) 798-0122. You also can get in touch through our convenient contact form.