Do you know the difference between a sewage pump and a sump pump? What is a sewage pump system? Learn what every homeowner must know.

What is a Sewage Pump?

Unlike a sump pump, a sewage pump removes both water and waste materials. The sewage pump system can remove small materials, as well. They are necessary in any building with a bathroom. Regularly maintain the sewage pump for long use and operation. If you live in a flood zone, contact a professional about regular inspection, maintenance, and replacement of broken parts.

Sewage pumps, also called sewage grinder pumps or sewage ejectors, deal with solid objects, solid waste, liquid waste, and any flushed heavy liquids. They use gravity to force materials into the plumbing system. Conventional systems have a limited amount of solid waste they can process. Large objects, heavy solids, and malfunctioning parts can lead to possible flooding of waste materials in your home.

What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump removes water from flooding the basement in a home or building. They are very common, especially in flood zones. The stagnant water causes damage to the home. A sump pump removes the excess water before heavy damage can occur.

Sump pumps typically have electrical components. A backup battery prevents failure during power shortages. Homeowners can select between submersible and pedestal sump pumps. A sump pit collects water. A submersible sump pump can be lowered into the pit. Pedestal sump pumps are mounted for easy use.

Inspect your sump pump regularly for worn parts, replacement, and maintenance. If you live in a flood zone, you need to have a sump pump to protect your basement and home’s foundation.

Both sumps pumps and sewage pumps act as internal septic systems. They remove unwanted waste and water from your home. LN Electric Motors provides emergency services and inspections for both sewage and sump pumps. Call us today to schedule your next inspection.

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