Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Sewage Pump
Your sewage pump is responsible for moving liquid waste from the basin to the septic tank while filtering out any solid waste. Are you having trouble with your septic system? The pump could be the problem. Look out for these signs it may be time to replace your sewage pump. Replace faulty components promptly to keep the whole system working smoothly.
Your Water Is Dirty
Part of a sewage pump’s job is to take away wastewater and filter in clean water to replace it. Are your faucets delivering dirty water? Is waste remaining in your toilet bowl, even after multiple flushes? Call a plumbing professional to inspect your pump for faulty components. They may recommend replacing the pump outright to ensure your water gets filtered reliably.
The Pump Won’t Start
A sewage pump may struggle to start—or not start at all—for a number of reasons. For example, you may have frayed wires or a blown fuse. However, if a professional rules out electrical problems, your pump may have reached the end of its lifespan. Talk to your plumber about buying a new sewage pump; they’ll advise you on what to look for as you shop.
The Pump Won’t Stop
Most sewage pumps switch on and off when necessary; they’re not meant to cycle constantly. If your septic system is always running, there could be an issue with the pump’s on/off switch or deeper trouble with the motor. A new sewage pump will only run when needed and switch off when its job is done.
You Hear Odd Noises
Septic systems and sewage pumps, in particular, are bound to make some kind of noise. You’ve probably heard it turn on or off multiple times. If the noises start to get louder or more unusual, like clanging or rattling sounds, the integrity of the pump could be compromised. Replace your pump with a newer, more energy-efficient model to rest assured it works quietly and properly.
Your septic system does a great deal of dirty work in your home! Keep it running smoothly by restoring components when they fail. If any of these signs apply to your septic system, it may be time to replace your sewage pump with a newer model.