GRINDER PUMP REPAIR FOR SOUTHERN WISCONSIN & NE Illinois
Fast Responding Repair for Homes & Businesses
Are you experiencing issues with your grinder pump? Grinder pump failure can lead to sewage backups if not promptly addressed. Telltale signs that your grinder pump needs repair include, waste backing up into your home/business, grinder pump not starting or only running intermittently, and loud noises coming from the grinder pump. Area Septic specializes in grinder pump repair, contact us today for routine maintenance or emergency service.
What is a Grinder Pump?
A grinder pump is a part of a septic or sewer system which grinds waste into small particles using sharp blades, and then pushes the ground-up waste into the public sewer system. Grinder pumps include a tank, level controls, valves, piping, pump assembly and electrical components.
How Do I Know if My Grinder Pump Isn’t Working Correctly?
You will know that your grinder pump is failing if waste is not being removed from sinks or toilets, or you begin to notice a foul odor near the pump location. If your grinder pump system fails, an alarm on the control box will sound an audible alarm and flash a red light. If you see an alarm, immediately call us for emergency service.
Common Grinder Pump Issues
Common problems with grinder pumps include:
- Dull blades, which can cause overheating and system failure
- Continuous running, which can indicate improper sensing or excessive demand
- Loose pipe fasteners
- Worn seals
- Freezing wastewater
- Parts needing lubrication, service or replacement
- Blockages or clots
- Excessive noise, which can indicate loose parts
Offering 24/7 Emergency Grinder Pump Repair
When you need emergency grinder pump repair in Southeast Wisconsin or Northeast Illinois, call Area Septic Installation at 262-367-6448 immediately for 24/7, 365 service! We will conduct onsite troubleshooting and fix your septic system without delay. Rest assured, we have the expertise to handle your septic system emergency. The team is always ready to tackle urgent grinder pump repair needs, contact us for immediate assistance!
Why Choose Area Septic for Grinder Pump Repair?
Choose Area Septic for a full-service grinder pump repair provider that covers everything from inspections to repairs and replacement installations. Our team has the expertise to work across residential, commercial, and municipal projects. We have experience in repairing and replacing all types of grinder pumps currently available. We are dedicated to quality repairs and customer satisfaction and are equipped to handle any grinder pump issue. Call us today!
Preventative Maintenance Tips for Grinder Pumps
To make sure your grinder pump stays in top shape between scheduled professional maintenance intervals, inspect your pump regularly and keep the area around your pump clear. Don't flush anything except for human waste and toilet paper, and ensure excess rainwater or water from leaking sinks or toilets isn't putting stress on your system.
What Not to Put in Your Grinder Pump
Most grinder pump maintenance calls result from unsuitable materials being introduced into your wastewater system and causing clotting (material buildup) and clogging (a blockage caused by a single object). To avoid clotting and clogging, NEVER introduce the following items into your septic system:
- Cooking oil
- Baby wipes (even “flushable” types)
- Dental floss
- Feminine products
- Cat litter
- Fireplace ashes
- Combustible materials
Grinder Pump Repair FAQs
What happens when a grinder pump fails?
When a grinder pump fails, the alarm on your control box will sound and you will see a red light flashing. If not handled properly, sewage can back up into your basement, causing sanitation problems in your home and water damage to your foundation.
Can a grinder pump be rebuilt?
Yes! At Area Septic Installation, our pros have the expertise required to rebuild grinder pumps when appropriately indicated.
How do I know if my grinder pump is not working?
If your grinder pump has water leaking from it, or if it's making strange noises or smells unpleasant, it may be time for a professional grinder pump inspection. Other signs of grinder pumps not working properly include the pump kicking on more frequently and a loss of efficiency.
Do grinder pumps need to be cleaned?
Any cleaning for your grinder pump should be completed by a professional service. During scheduled maintenance, for example, your technician may clean the blades of your grinder pumps.