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What Is A Septic Pump?

A septic pump, also known as a sewage pump or effluent pump, is a submersible pump that is installed for use in conjunction with a septic system. These pumps are generally required when a septic tank is located at a lower elevation than the septic drain field.

Ideally, septic tanks are installed at a higher elevation than a septic drain field and the natural force of gravity is sufficient to transfer wastewater from the septic tank to the drain field. In cases where this is not possible, a septic pump may be required.


Types Of Septic Pumps

There are two types of septic pumps that are most commonly used – the submersible pump and the effluent pump. The best type of pump for your septic system will depend on different factors, including state and local regulations and the design of your septic system. Here are a few of the differences  between these two types of septic pumps: 

Submersible pump:

  • Installed within the septic tank 
  • Designed to pump waste from the septic tank and transfer it to the drain field 
  • Generally quieter than effluent pumps 

Effluent pump:

  • Usually installed outside of the septic tank, often in a separate pump chamber
  • Designed to pump partially treated effluent from the septic tank for further treatment in the drain field
  • Allows for easier access because it is installed outside the tank
  • Typically recommended for aerobic treatment unit septic systems


Signs You May Need Orlando Septic Pump Replacement

Unusual noises – When your septic pump needs to be replaced, you may notice grinding, clanking, or excessive vibration coming from the pump. These signs may indicate that there has been a mechanical failure or that part of the pump has broken down.

High electric bills – If you notice that your electric bill has increased without another explanation, it could be because your septic pump is not working efficiently and is using more energy to process waste. 

Sewage odors – A damaged or malfunctioning septic pump cannot perform its intended tasks and causes disruption in your wastewater treatment. Improperly treated waste will begin to accumulate and cause foul odors around the area where your pump is installed. 

Visible damage – A septic technician will be able to identify any visible signs of damage on your septic pump. They can let you know if you need a replacement. 

Inconsistent pumping – If you notice that your septic pump is working inconsistently, it could be a sign that replacement is required. 

Pump runs continuously – Septic pumps should shut off when they are not required to respond to wastewater output from your toilets, sinks, or showers. A continuously running pump is another sign that you may need a replacement. 

Plumbing backups – Any backed-up wastewater in your sinks, showers, or toilets may indicate that you need a septic pump replacement. 

Frequent pump cycling  – If your septic pump is cycling on and off more frequently than usual, it could be a sign that you need a replacement.

What Are Some Consequences Of A Malfunctioning Septic Pump?

The challenges that result from failing septic pumps can accumulate quickly. These include:

  • Failure to meet state and local code requirements 
  • Hazards to public health and the environment
  • Fines 
  • Increased costs related to cleanup due to clogs, backups, and damage to your septic system or property


Wondering What To Do About Your Faulty Or Worn-Out Septic Pump? Acme Has The Answer!

Don’t continue to deal with the problems that come from a broken or aged-out septic pump. Schedule an appointment with our Orlando septic pump replacement team as soon as you notice possible signs of malfunction, damage, or if you know you are due for an upgrade.

Contact us today for prompt and professional Orlando septic pump replacement.

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