If you live on a property with uneven elevation, you might have a lift station. Just like a typical septic system, a system that makes use of a lift station needs regular maintenance but also requires proper lift station cleaning from an expert.
What is a lift station? A lift station is used in cases where waste needs to be transferred from a lower to a higher elevation. In many cases, homeowners can use gravity pipelines that allow waste to flow naturally into sewer pipes. In other cases, the elevation of the property prohibits homeowners from using this method. To prevent costly digs, an alternative is to install a lift station that houses an electric pump that pushes the waste up and out.
Lift station cleaning requires an expert as the system is underground and a complicated piece of machinery. When a technician comes for your cleaning, they will address the following:
- Corrosion of the control panel. This electrical component acts as the brain of the lift station sending alarms about any operational issues. A technician will also run a test of the alarms at this maintenance check.
- Excess waste. The well will be pumped to remove any buildup.
- Dirt and debris. A technician will clean floats and check for faulty or plugged valves.
- Recordkeeping. Your expert will also record your flow readings to keep track of any changes between maintenance appointments.
Lift station cleaning can be hazardous due to waste materials and chemicals used within the well for water treatment. When you are ready for a professional to handle your lift station cleaning, give us a call. Our technicians are available 24/7 for all of your septic service needs.