Ejector Pump Replacement Services in Chicago & Lombard, IL
All about Ejector Pumps
We get calls every year from people who have turned their basements into their family entertainment areas full of expensive electronics, or even worse, stored sentimental family items, who have an ejector pump fail.
Manufacturers are not all alike, and neither is the equipment they produce. Some fail frequently, and often, because of not enough use. Sometimes after a freeze, they may not even even turn on, putting a basement at risk.
What is an ejector pump?
If you have a bathroom or laundry room located in a basement level, you most likely have an ejector pump. It often looks just like a sump pump, installed in a basin in the floor. Rather than collecting ground water from drain tile, the ejector pump’s basin will accumulate water from floor drains, “grey water” from a washing machine, “slop sink” or, when the home has a below-grade bathroom. An ejector pump pushes sewage and waste-water upward above sewer lines. If you aren’t sure, you can identify an ejector pump by flushing a basement toilet or running water in a sink. Either should trigger the pump
The pump that processes waste-water will have a sealed lid on its basin and a vent pipe to handle sewer gases. A pump that handles only gray water or water from floor drains will probably have a lid but no vent. In either case, the discharge pipe from an ejector pump will always be connected to a sanitary sewer line just like the home’s plumbing fixtures. A failure of an ejector pump will create flooding, although the volume of water is generally smaller; the presence of raw sewage or other dirty water may create a health hazard and the affected area must be cleaned and disinfected.
What happens if they fail?
If your ejector pump fails, waste-water and sewage can back up into your appliances or fixtures. Normally, they fail without a warning. Basement flooding has been a major worry for homeowners in Chicago since the yearly rainfall has dramatically increased over the last decade.
How long do they last?
Ejector pumps typically last 5-7 years. With proper installation and routine care, they can last up to 10 years.
If you are renovating a basement, or are concerned about the condition of your ejector pump, call us today for a replacement.
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Ejector Pumps Replacement Services
Plainly stated, no one should know an ejector pump is in his or her presence. Ejector pumps can be heard in every home, some are quieter than others – some have a hum or vibration you hear after a flush. The pump goes on periodically throughout the day. When the pump doesn’t go off trouble’s not far away. Pipes fill up with water and raw sewage can start backing up. Not pretty.
Imagine your basement was unfinished. It had pipes everywhere. The ejector pump stood out like a sore thumb. It looked atrocious. Here comes Rocket Plumbing (Emergency Plumber Chicago IL) to the rescue. They evaluate and estimate the situation like no other.
We will immediately size up the situation and nail the problems down. You will receive a detailed plan with a cost effective estimate. Rocket Plumbing can make any unfinished basement a place to be proud of. No pipes showing, no unsightly gadgets and very little, if any, sound.
Your Chicago Emergency Plumber can install or fix your ejector pump with reasonable pricing and a friendly smile. Always ready to go the extra smile too.
So, if you need work done with an ejector pump, call us. Hesitation can lead to ugly problems.
If you’re looking to camouflage your pump or improve the aesthetics of your basement, pick up the phone and we’ll be there.
Rocket Plumbing of Chicago team is ready to serve you professionally and with a smile. Our mission is your peace of mind. Rocket Plumbing in Chicago plumbers to the rescue! Always ready, willing and able to get the job done.
Caution: Because the pumps are responsible for getting rid of excess water and regular waste from your drains and your toilet, don’t get left in a compromising situation by ignoring the need for a properly functioning sump pump in your home.
When it comes to ejector pumps, look no further. Regardless of your situation, the licensed plumbing professionals at Rocket Plumbing will help you get your ejector pump needs up and running again. You can count on us for the best advice, service, and emergency plumbing in the industry.
Emergency Plumber Chicago And Suburbs Service Area
Need an Emergency Plumber in the Chicago area to fix or replace your ejector pump and halt the potential water damage and sewage problems affecting your home? The best Emergency Plumber Chicago has will be right at your door in no time at all. Call (773) 219-1200 for a free quote today!