Many homeowners who have basements are familiar with sump pumps because they have been used for years to keep our basements dry. However, some homes, especially newer homes with finished basements, have what appears to a second sump pump installed. This, in fact, isn’t a sump pump at all. It’s a sewage ejector, but it serves the same purpose as a sump pump in that it removes water from your basement. So, what is the difference between a sump pump and a sewage ejector?

  • Sump Pumps- Sump pumps collect groundwater, in other words, water from the soil that surrounds your home’s foundation. The sump pump will pump the groundwater through a discharge pipe and deliver it to either your lawn, a dispersal device or a municipal storm sewer.
  • Sewer Ejectors- Rather than collecting groundwater, sewer ejector pumps collect waste water that accumulates on your floor from appliances, floor drains, below-grade bathrooms, etc. When the wastewater in a sewer ejector reaches a certain level, it will be pumped out to a septic tank.

Regardless of whether your home has a single sump pump, sewer ejector or both, you rely on them day after day to keep your basement clean and dry. If there is a problem with your sump pump or sewer ejector, don’t wait, and leave yourself at risk of a nasty flood. Take the proactive approach to keeping your basement dry by contacting Culler Plumbing Services for all of your sump pump repair needs right away! We also offer emergency plumbing services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and we are always happy to help!

In addition to repairing sump pumps and sewer ejectors, we can also install them for you in your home. So, if your basement is no stranger to flooding, contact our expert plumbers for sump pump installation services as soon as you can.