In other areas of the country where heavy rains and storms are commonplace, homeowners and business owners have to worry about water damage in their basements and lower level living spaces. Water damage can lead to thousands of dollars in repair costs and can claim priceless valuables, like family photo albums, as well. But here in San Diego, the real concern is even worse: sewage backup.
When your home or business is below street level or your toilets are installed below the sewer line, sewage must be pumped up to the main sewer — and given the laws of gravity, it’s not always a successful process. When things don’t go according to plan, sewage can actually flow back into your home or business.
Here at Steele Plumbing, we don’t think you should have to spend your time worrying about sewage. That’s why we repair sump pumps and install some of the best sump pumps/sewer ejectors on the market.
A sump pump or sewer ejector pump is a pumping system that’s installed for the purpose of pumping waste up and away from the home when gravity is working against it.
Typically, the pump is installed in the lowest level of the home (like the basement) or below the home, and all the toilets and plumbing appliances send waste to the pump. Sewer ejector pumps/sump pumps have a sensor that tells them when waste/sewage has reached a certain level in the sealed tank. Once the level is reached, the pump kicks on and begins to force that waste up through the piping and into the sewer.
Worried about sewage backing up into your home or business through the pump if the public sewer system backs up? Don’t be! Sewer ejector pumps/sump pumps have specialized valves which work to seal off the pump and prevent any back up from occurring in such a situation.
You have enough to worry about, without worrying about the nightmare that sewage backup can cause. Call Steele Plumbing at 619-254-7285 and request an appointment to have your sump pump/sewer ejector pump inspected, repaired, or replaced. Our team of licensed and certified plumbing professionals can take care of it quickly, and you can rest assured we’ll do the job right. Call or fill out our online appointment request form to get started.