Sewage Pumping Station Maintenance

We Carry Out Sewage or Foul Water Pumping Station Maintenance to Customers Across England and Wales

Why Do Sewage Pumping Stations Need Maintenance?

Having a sewage pumping station is essential if your property is located at a low level (for example, a basement) or far away from the main sewers.

Due to having regular exposure to fats and oils which can build up, your sewage pump station will need regular servicing and maintenance to keep it working efficiently and effectively.

Even the most efficient sewage pumping station will need regular maintenance to limit the chances of the pumping station from suddenly breaking down.

To ensure that the sewage pumping system is running efficiently you will need a service either every 6 months or annually.

Having regular inspections of the sewage pumping station will not only improve the efficiency of the pumping system but also increase the life span as well.

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The Toilet Has Become Blocked

Sewage pumping stations can breakdown or stop working for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is that the toilet can become blocked.

A sewage pumping station is designed to handle foul water, human waste and biodegradable products, however, it is non-biodegradable objects finding their way in to the system that can cause a problem.

Here is a list of items that should not be flushed down your toilet:

  • Cleaning wet wipes
  • Condoms
  • Sanitary towels
  • Tampons
  • Paper towels – these do not breakdown as easily as toilet paper
  • Cotton buds
  • Dental floss
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You should be aware some of the items in the list above may state that they are biodegradable. These items will more than likely though not breakdown in water, so it is best to dispose of those products safely in the bin.

If any of these items have caused a blockage then the sewage pump station will not work properly. This will normally be accompanied with an unpleasant sewage odour.

If you start to smell a sewage odour, make sure to contact one of our highly qualified engineers to fix the problem.

High Water levels in Sewage Pump System?

If there are high water levels in the sewage pump system, then you will hear your pumping station’s alarm go off.

If your alarm is sounding, then contact a qualified pump engineer to check out the problem and  stop the property from becoming flooded.

Pump Is Not Turning Off

If your pump is not switching off, then it is likely to be due to the control float switch getting stuck in the wrong position.

If you see a sudden spike in your electricity bills then this is a likely cause. Having regular maintenance can help ensure that this doesn’t happen.

You can find out more about the problems with sewage pumping stations in our blog.

What is Involved in Sewage Pump Station Maintenance?

Pumping station maintenance should be carried out by a professional and we have a highly qualified team on hand ready to help.

Our team of engineers are there to keep your sewage pumps working at maximum efficiency and limit the chances of an unexpected breakdown occurring.

At the Basement Sump and Pump Company, we provide both 6 month or annual service contracts for customers with sewage pump systems. The sewage pump station maintenance involves:

  • Cleaning and emptying the tank
  • Checking that there are no blockages and if there are any removing them
  • Inspecting that there are no defects in the sewage pump system e.g. broken pipes, pump seals, problems with the float switch or impeller
  • Testing water alarms, battery backup systems and telemetry systems
  • Testing and checking all operating control panels
  • Performing electrical insulation resistance tests for longevity
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Why Choose Us for Pumping Station Maintenance?

At The Basement Sump and Pump Company, we have over 15 years of experience in installing, servicing and maintaining a wide range of sewage/ foul water pump stations.

If your individual sewage pumps need servicing, then we can carry out maintenance on these as well. We provide sewage pump repairs and carry out checks to see if the sewage ejector pump has become blocked.

We provide maintenance for both residential and commercial buildings. Our engineers are fully qualified by the Property Care Association so you can rest assured your sewage pump system is in safe hands.

Do We Cover Your Area For Pumping Station Services?

We have a team of engineers based across England and Wales, so if your pumping station does breakdown will be on hand to rectify the problem in no time. Fill in postcode checker down below, to see if we cover your area:

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How To Contact Us?

If you would like to contact our team at The Basement Sump and Pump Company for all your pumping station needs, then call us on 0800 019 9949 or contact us online.

Why Choose The Basement Sump & Pump Co?

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