Ejector Pump Services

Ejector pumps are essential to move wastewater from basement sinks, floor drains, washing machines, and below-grade bathrooms to your sewer main. 

When your ejector pump isn’t working properly, it can cause dangerous backup or overflow of waste in and around your home. Because the malfunction of your ejector pump is complex and can be dangerous to diagnose, services should be left to the professionals.

The licensed plumbers at your local Benjamin Franklin Plumbing have the experience and training needed to carefully and efficiently handle all types of ejector pump services. 

Looking for emergency ejector or grinder pump services near me? We’re available 24/7! Call (800) 259-7705 today.

The Types of Ejector Pumps We Service

Our experts have experience working with all varieties and features for the two primary types of ejector pumps:

  • Sewage ejector pumps. Submersible ejector pumps sit inside a basin, moving liquid and solid waste to your home’s main sewer line. Other models are fully enclosed and sit on the floor of a bathroom or utility room. These pumps are generally needed for homes with below-grade basements that cannot rely on gravity to move wastewater from their lowest-level drains and appliances. However, they can only move sewage up to 750 feet.
  • Sewage grinder pumps. These pumps, also called macerator pumps, are more powerful than sewage ejector pumps due to their ability to move waste several thousands of feet and grind up raw sewage at a higher volume before transferring it to the public sewer line or septic tank.

Our Ejector Pump Services

Ejector Pump Repair and Maintenance

Ejector pumps and basement macerator pumps handle a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to your sewage waste. Because they move this waste from below the sewer line, a lot of strain can be placed on these pumps. 

To keep them running efficiently and prevent unexpected backups, regular maintenance is essential. When performing maintenance services, our experts will:

  • Check the pit and pump for any clogs or debris and remove them.
  • Tighten any loose screws as needed.
  • Look for signs of wear and tear to get ahead of necessary repairs. 
  • Test the unit to make sure all parts are functioning as needed.
  • Clean the area in and around the pump to prevent clogs or damage. 

If we do notice signs of needed repair, or your ejector pump stops functioning correctly, we provide sewage and grinder pump repair services. Before we even begin working on your pump, we’ll start by inspecting it to determine the root of the issue and provide you with all repair solutions. 

Signs You Need Ejector Pump Repair

  • The pump is cycling constantly or turning off completely.
  • The pump is struggling to start up, or not starting up correctly.
  • Unusual noises or sounds are coming from the pump.
  • Lower-level plumbing fixtures or appliances don’t drain correctly or completely.

Ejector Pump Replacement and Installation

Unfortunately, your ejector pump won’t last forever. Most last only 7-10 years, if well maintained. Even still, some pumps may malfunction or break for various reasons or improper installation. If this happens, our pros can provide grinder pump replacement or ejector pump replacement services.

If you’re installing a new lower level plumbing fixture, moving into a new home or property, finishing your basement, or struggling with sewage movement and flooding in your home, you may be considering installing an ejector pump. Our experts can help you make the right decision based on your home, needs, and budget, and ensure that it's installed correctly. 

Why Hire Our Plumbers for Ejector Pump Services?

At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we prioritize the client first. That means top-quality service from start to finish, including:

  • Offering a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
  • Not charging after-hour fees, even during weekends and holidays.
  • An on-time guarantee that pays you $5 for every minute we’re late.
  • Providing straightforward pricing based on your budget and needs, with no hidden costs.

In addition to our guarantees, all of our locations are independently owned and operated. This means you get trusted talent right from your own community backed by national expertise. You can rest assured that the work you hire your local Benjamin Franklin plumber for will support your local economy, and their work will be top quality. 

Find Ejector Pump Service Near Me

Whether you need sewage ejector pump installation, replacement, repair, or maintenance, trust your local Benjamin Franklin Plumbing – The Punctual Plumber® – to get the job done right! 

When you hire our experts for ejector pump services, we guarantee that your preferences, needs, and budget will be top of mind. Call (800) 259-7705 or request an appointment online to get started.

Ejector Pump FAQs

How do you clean a sewage ejector pump?

To safely clean a sewage ejector pump, follow these steps:

  • Turn off the power to the pump.
  • Remove the basin cover, disconnect the check valve, and remove the pump from the basin.
  • Apply gloves and remove any debris in and around the pump. 
  • Use a brush and a solution of warm water and mild detergent to clean all components of the pump.
  • Hose down the pump to remove any residue. 
  • Reconnect the pump and turn it on to test that it’s working properly.

Cleaning a sewage ejector pump can be unpleasant, and hazardous to your health and others if done incorrectly. To avoid any issues, we suggest calling our experts for professional ejector pump cleaning services.

Can you tell me how to maintain a sewage ejector pump?

To maintain your sewage ejector pump, follow these tips:

  • Regularly inspect your pump for cracks, leaks, damage, or malfunction.
  • Frequently check that the float switch and alarm system are functioning properly. 
  • Regularly clean your pump, surrounding area, and connected parts.  
  • Regularly clear any debris from the connected ventilation pipes.
  • Avoid clogs and damage by only flushing human waste and toilet paper down toilets.

Knowing the signs of needed repair and cleaning your ejector pump can be difficult to maintain. Count on our professionals instead for sewage ejector pump maintenance. 

How do you know when to replace an ejector pump?

Common signs that it’s time to replace your ejector pump include:

  • Frequent repairs, leaks, clogs, and backups.
  • Frequent odors coming from the pump.
  • Strange noises like grinding, rattling, or humming.
  • Old age (10+ years).

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