Does your septic system stink or overflow? Does it make an irritating noise? Your lift pump may be the culprit. Your septic system may need to lift wastewater from a lower pressure area to a higher pressure area to overcome gravity and spatial concerns. A lift pump is used to pump waste to filtering drain fields.
Malfunction could cause waste outflow issues. You may check for possible problems and potential causes for such malfunction:
You probably have a faulty valve, which cracked or worn down, that does not create enough pressure. This causes wastewater to leak back into the septic system. Such leaks could emit a foul odor in the area.
The pump will not run when the float, which is used to detect sewage levels, is damaged or stuck.
The pump cannot fully clear the tank in time when there is a problem in a time-dosed system that adds water too quickly. This will result in overflow and other system failures.
After running several tests and the pump still does not respond, there may be a wiring problem.
When the wiring is fine but the pump is still not working, the motor might be the problem
Lift pump may have been clogged or jammed which causes the sound as if it is being interrupted or it has not moved at all
The build-up of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) that was thrown down the drain may accumulate, solidify and cause clogging.
The most sewage system of large establishments, like restaurants, cafeterias, and schools, have a grease trap or grease interceptor. A grease trap is a specialized device to prevent the accumulation of FOG in sewer pipes. It traps grease and other solid food that goes down the drain.
Depending on the frequency of usage and amount of waste, grease trap cleaning should be done regularly to prevent backups and malfunction of the pump. For bigger grease traps, you should hire a grease trap specialist. Some states require a septic hauler’s license for anyone to touch this hazardous material. The best specialists to call are in West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service.
West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service is equipped with the latest technology in detecting problems with your lift pump. We clear out waste and dispose of them properly or utilize them as fertilizers. We maintain the records of your system size, location, and cleaning program. We even notify you of your schedule for maintenance. We will ensure that your septic system is in proper condition and you have peace of mind.
West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service offer the following services in these locations: grease trap cleaning Muskegon, grease trap cleaning Grand Haven, grease trap cleaning Whitehall, grease trap cleaning Holland, grease trap cleaning Coopersville, grease trap cleaning Allendale, grease trap cleaning Twin Lake.
Contact us in these numbers: Muskegon: 231-739-7423, Grand Haven: 616-847-1072, Whitehall: 231-893-4252, Holland: 616-392-8988, Coopersville: 616-837-1800, Allendale: 616-895-9080, and Twin Lake: 231-828-5595.
For other inquiries, visit our website at https://www.wmssd.com/, or personally visit our Service Areas Offices at Muskegon, Grand Haven, Whitehall, Holland, Coopersville, Allendale, and Twin Lake.