Ejector Pump Replacement Services in Naperville & All Of Dupage County

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 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 groundwater 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

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The pump that processes wastewater 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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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 Naperville 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 mile too.


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