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Plano Grinder Pump Repair

Helping Your Plumbing Move Wastewater Efficiently

A grinder pump is essentially a garbage disposal for all of the wastewater from your home. As wastewater leaves the home, it will pass through the grinder pump for a quick processing before it is deposited into the main sewage line for the city. That means any water that leaves your sinks, showers, toilets, and other water-using appliances will eventually make its way through the grinder pump. This also means that any problems with your grinder pump will certainly be inconvenient.

If you need professional grinder pump repair in Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, or the surrounding areas, call At-Ease Plumbingat (972) 440-5644 to schedule your appointment.

Grinder Pump Installation Services

How does a grinder pump work? The grinder pump is typically installed outside of the home in an underground tank or well. The tank stores the wastewater from the home. When wastewater flows into the tank, it activates the grinder pump and it will run for a minute or two to grind the waste and then pump it into the main sewage system. The water level in the tank goes back down and the pump shuts off.

When Is a Grinder Pump Necessary

A grinder pump is needed for pumping sewage to a sewer main when a drain system is located at a lower elevation than a municipal sewer line. Because gravity will not carry the sewage to the main, a sewage grinder pump is needed to lift it up and pump it out.

Common Causes of Grinder Pump Repair

Not every building needs or uses a grinder pump, but for some properties, it is simply a necessity. Grinder pumps are most commonly used on properties that sit at a lower elevation than the sewage system it needs to feed into. In this situation, the grinder pump is necessary to transport the home’s wastewater to the main sewer line. Like anything in your home, you should take certain precautions to avoid the need for grinder pump repair.

Below are the most common reasons for grinder pump failures:

  • Jamming - When waste material get clogged inside the cutting mechanism
  • Seal failure - Ground materials can cause the seal to fail, letting the water get into the motor
  • Burnt motor - When the pressure and flow of the pump is incorrect, it can overload and burn the motor

Preventing Grinder Pump Failure

Earlier we compared a grinder pump to a large garbage disposal system. In the same way that you should be careful what you send through the garbage disposal, you should be careful also with the things you send down your grinder pump. Simply put, anything that could hurt your drains or your pipes can also hurt your grinder pump.

This includes:

  • Harsh chemical drain cleaners
  • Kitchen grease
  • Sanitary products other than toilet paper
  • Kitty litter
  • Foreign objects

Keeping these out of your drains can help you avoid unnecessary grinder pump damage. However, if you do happen to need grinder pump repair in Plano, know that you can count on our professional team at At-Ease Plumbing.

Give us a call at (972) 440-5644 for fast and affordable grinder pump services.

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