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Glenview, IL, Ejector Pump Services

Removing wastewater from your home relies a great deal on gravity. Why? Because wastewater needs to run downward to empty correctly into your sewer or septic pipe. But what happens if you have a laundry room or bathroom on a level lower than your sewer or septic line? In these kinds of cases, you’ll need to use an ejector pump. Whenever a home has a bathroom or other type of wastewater area in a space below the main sewer or septic line grade, the wastewater needs to be pumped upwards in order to be correctly expelled from your home. It’s important to hire trained, professional plumbing experts for any kind of ejector pump services as you can end up with wastewater coming back into your home, which is a very serious situation. There are a number of city and state codes in place when it comes to dealing with wastewater, and our plumbers know what these codes are and make sure all work complies with them. Installing, repairing, replacing and maintaining an ejector pump are not DIY kinds of jobs, so call our experts today and schedule an appointment.

Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. provides ejector pump services near Glenview, IL and the surrounding areas.

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What Not to Flush into Your Ejector Pump

If your bathroom or laundry needs an ejector pump, your wastewater already has one challenge in front of it; flushing items that your ejector pump can’t handle just adds more opportunity for problems to develop. Here is a list of things to avoid putting into your drains that use an ejector pump:

  • Gritty debris, like sand, fine gravel and kitty litter
  • Caustic chemicals, including OTC drain cleaners
  • Cigarette filters
  • Any kind of fabric, including small scraps
  • Dryer sheets
  • Coffee grounds
  • FOG (fats, oils, grease)
  • Cotton swabs
  • Dental floss
  • Diapers
  • Any kind of wipes, including baby wipes or cleaning wipes
  • Latex
  • Sanitary items
  • Paper towels
  • Any other items that do not easily dissolve in water

Why do you have to be so careful with an ejector pump? These pumps aren’t huge; they are about 18" round and 30" deep, and have inlet valves to receive waste that are between 3"–4" wide. These dimensions are perfect for removing solid and liquid waste, but they are not made to accommodate hard and/or non–dissolvable substances. However, should something manage to get into your ejector pump that shouldn’t, our experts can fix the problem and get your pump back up and running as needed.

We Offer Ejector Pump Services

When you need to plumb a bathroom, laundry room or other water–usage space with an ejector pump properly, call the experts you can count on: Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc.. Our plumbing professionals will ensure that your pump is properly installed, replaced or repaired the first time around, and we’ll do it quickly and efficiently. If you have plumbing below your main sewer or septic line, call us today!