In most scenarios, the home’s plumbing system relies on good ol’ gravity to ensure the smooth flow of waste removal. However, depending on the location of the home—or more specifically, the location of the bathroom—your home’s sewer line may require an ejector system.
What Is an Ejector System?
In most homes and businesses, the plumbing is located underground and downhill leading to the sewer main or septic tank. This allows gravity to do the work when shuttling waste away water from your home.
However, in some cases, the plumbing may be constructed in the opposite manner. That is, with the pipes running uphill leading to the main sewer line or septic. In this situation, utility installers may add an ejector system to push the waste upwards to its destination.
Do You Need an Ejector System?
Ejector systems are often necessary for homes or facilities with a basement bathroom. In such configurations, the pipes run through the ceiling and above the sink, bath, and toilet. This means there is no assist from gravity to shuttle the waste away.
How Does It Work?
Most ejector systems utilize a pump and a float, often with a secondary pump as a backup.If the pump fails, a sensor alarm will alert the homeowner. Other ejectors work much like a garbage disposal. Instead of pushing the waste up, the ejector shreds the waste, making it easier to flow through the pipes.
Like other plumbing components, the pump needs periodic inspections. This can be part of a routine sewer cleaning maintenance.
We Can Install or Inspect the Ejector System
If the ejector pump’s alarm goes off, then call Sewer Solutions. A backup can occur if the pump is not fixed. Our additional services include ejector system installation for both residential and commercial sewer lines.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Ejector Systems for Residential & Commercial Sewer Lines
Serving Seattle Homes and Businesses Over 30 Years