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  • Sewer Back Ups
  • Sump Pumps
  • Rooter Service
  • Bathroom Drains
  • Kitchen Drains
  • Hydro Jetting
  • Clogged Drains
  • Basement Drains
  • Drain Camera Inspection

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Sewage Pump Repair

Sewage pumps are often forgotten about until they break down or start working less efficiently. A broken sewage pump can have severe consequences for your property and family’s health if not corrected quickly. Drain Clear offers a complete range of sewage pump repair and installation services. We have been the most trusted plumbing service in Southern Ontario for over 25 years, and pride ourselves on our commitment to customer satisfaction. All of our local plumbers are fully licensed and insured so our customers can have peace of mind during stressful plumbing emergencies. For over two decades we have provided true 24/7 availability, meaning an expert plumber is there when you need them.

What Is A Sewage Pump?

A sewage pump, also known as an ejector pump, is used when a bathroom or laundry fixture is located below the grade of the main sewer or septic line. All bathrooms above the grade rely on gravity to move sewage away from the house. However, basement bathrooms and laundries cannot rely on this and so must use a sewage pump. Similar to a sump pump, a sewage pump is installed above a sewage pit and is activated once the liquid level reaches a certain point. The pump moves the waste against gravity and up to the main sewer line. When a sewage pump begins to slow down or fails, it can be a serious plumbing issue.

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Common Sewage Pump Issues

Sewage pumps can encounter some common issues over the course of their lives. Some include:

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Broken or clogged float switch

Most sewage pumps are activated by a float switch to ensure the waste level never goes over a certain point. Much like in a toilet, the float switch consists of a buoyant ball that raises with the water line until it trips an electrical switch which turns the pump on. If this piece becomes clogged or broken, it will not trigger the pump to activate which can lead to sewage overflows and expensive repairs.

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Clogged or damaged impeller

The impeller is the driving force behind the sewage pump and create the vacuum necessary to fight gravity. If this becomes clogged or damaged, the sewage pump cannot function properly and requires repair.

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Clogged discharge line

The line moving the waste from the sewage pump to the main sewer line is the discharge line. If this becomes clogged or the check valve damaged, the waste water will fall back to the sewage pump and not be drained properly.

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Clogged or damaged impeller

The impeller is the driving force behind the sewage pump and create the vacuum necessary to fight gravity. If this becomes clogged or damaged, the sewage pump cannot function properly and requires repair.

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Clear Difference

When it comes to your property and family’s health, trust the best plumbing service in Southern Ontario. Drain Clear has over 25 years of experience assisting local residents with all plumbing problems. Our passionate team specialize in sewage pump repair and installation, as well as a complete range of plumbing services. We only staff fully licensed and insured plumbing experts, and we guarantee our work for a year. Our entire fleet comes fully stocked with all major brands and tools so the job will be done right the first time, every time. Whenever your plumbing emergency strikes, our 24/7 availability will mean you always have someone ready to assist you.

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