Commercial Ejector Pit Pump & Sump Pump Services Long Island & NYC
A sewage ejector pit pump or sump pump is a submersible pump installed in the lowest point of your building, designed to prevent flooding. It channels groundwater into a perimeter drain system installed at the base of the building’s foundation. Perforated pipes allow water to flow in, and the sump pump then re-routes the water to the nearest storm drain, retention pond, or dry well.
The last thing a business owner needs to deal with is a flooded facility. Ejector pit pump maintenance should be performed at least once per year. Failing to routinely test the functionality of your sump pump can put your Long Island or New York City Area commercial property at risk for water damage. During heavy rainstorms, it’s especially critical that your sump pump is in proper working condition.
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Sewage Ejector Pit Pump, Clean and Maintenance Services Long Island and NYC
lopezplumbing Sewer and Drain can service and maintain your sewage ejector pit system. A sewage ejector pit system consists of a sewage pit, or tank; a sewage ejector pump, discharge pipe, check valve and vent pipe. The pump switch is the most likely thing to fail. We can check your sewage ejector pit system as part of a yearly preventative maintenance program. Just ask us about the plumbing systems inspection service contract.
Working with sewage ejector pumps is not something the average business owner should tackle. Specialized tools and skills are needed for this kind of work, and it can also get messy pretty fast without the proper training and knowledge. There are also sizing issues and local codes to consider.
Fortunately for those living in the Long Island and NYC area, our sewage ejector pump experts at lopezplumbing Sewer and Drain are always available to help. Not only are our trained experts experienced with sewage ejector pump installation, repair, and maintenance, but they are also fully versed in all local codes and requirements.
How A Sump Pump Works
When water reaches a pre-set level, it sets off a float switch which triggers the sump pump to engage. At this point, the sump pump begins removing water into a nearby storm drain, outdoor area, or well. Sump pumps are generally hardwired to your electrical system or plugged into a wall outlet but are typically equipped with battery backup power in case these power sources fail in a storm. Sump pumps should be outfitted with battery-powered water-level alarms to help ensure you’re given a warning about potential flooding, should the pump start to malfunction or overflow.
The Two Types of Sump Pumps
- Pedestal. Mounted above the sump pit, providing convenient access for service and periodic testing.
- Submersible. Sits in a sump pit (or well) and remains out of sight.
Common Ejector Pit Pump & Sump Pump Issues
- Improper installation
- Basin overfilling with water
- Clogged pumps/parts
- Stuck switch
- Pump continuously runs
Signs of a Malfunctioning Ejector Pump
- Musty, mold or mildew smell
- Loud noises
- Stuck float switch
Commercial Ejector Pump or Sump Pump Services We Offer…
- Sump Pump Installations
- Sump Pump Repairs
- Battery Backup Installation
- Battery Backup Replacement
- …and more
lopezplumbing recommends having your Ejector sump pump checked annually to ensure it’s in proper functioning order. Our skilled technicians can both detect problems and help prevent future damage from occurring. If your sump pump should stop working, it’s critical to identify the cause of the problem and find a solution. Letting sump pump issues go untreated puts your property – and your Long Island or New York Metropolitan Area business’s productivity — in jeopardy, so be sure to call us before the next big storm hits in order to avoid serious damage to your property.