Residential Lift Stations
Lift Stations, also called Wastewater Lift Stations and Sewage Pump Stations pump wastewater (sewage) from low grade to high grade. These terms are mostly aligned with commercial use.
Most residential homes with bathrooms or other type of plumbing below ground will have a Sewage Ejection System. Though many people use the terms Sewage Pump Station and Lift Station to describe their home system. A common sewage ejection system is the E/One Grinder Pump.
The Sewage Ejection System (Grinder Pump) should be inspected/checked yearly - mainly to ensure that the floats are set correctly. The system will be checked inside and out for debris and the general life expectancy of the pump.
Sump Pumps are not Sewage Ejection Systems. Sump pumps are used for clean water and not wastewater. Sump pumps should be used for water floods.
If you need your Sewage Ejection System (Grinder Pump) maintained, inspected, repaired or installed... Contact us. All site visits are completely free!
Commercial (Restaurant) Lift Stations
Grease is the number one causing problem for failing restaurant lift stations. The best thing you can do to keep the restaurant lift station running smoothly is to keep grease out of the sewer lines!
Teach kitchen personnel to never pour grease down the drains. Grease doesn't disappear once it goes down the drain - it accumulates! Teach employees the importance of grease traps and make sure you pump the grease trap regularly.
Call Macho for Restaurant Lift Station maintenance and repairs.