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Lifting Station, Sump Pit Cleaning

Lifting Station Sump Pit Cleaning
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Sump pit cleaning service

Pit cleaning is the process of cleaning out the debris that accumulates in your sewage pit. If not removed, the debris will clog up your pumps and eventually lead to failure.

That’s why our customers find our pit cleaning services invaluable. We inspect your pumps and sewage system for wear and tear, to help eliminate future problems.

Then we examine the integrity of your pit walls and cover plate. After that, we wash your pit out and ensure that everything is functioning efficiently.

Prime Envirotech is specialized in cleaning any size of sump pit kinds even in confined spaces. We provide services to clean out a sewage or sump pit, take all necessary precautions to ensure pumps are not negatively affected.

We follow a standard procedure and guidelines to clean sump:

  • Ensure that all systems that drain to the pit area are out of use and locked.
  • Make arrangements for adequate lighting for the project.
  • Disconnect power to the sump pump.
  • Disconnect pump motor from discharge pipe and lift out of the pit.
  • Place the pump in a bucket or wrap in heavy plastic so that you can carry it outdoors without dripping sludge on your carpet or flooring.
  • Scrape and wash sludge and crud off the exterior of the pump.
  • Remove all remaining water from the pit. using a wet-vac/shop-vac.
  • You will probably find a couple of bricks in the bottom of the pit – We will make sure to remove it.
  • Scrape and scoop out debris and sludge.
  • When you are satisfied that the pit is relatively clean, we replace the bricks, reconnect the pump to discharge, reconnect the power to pump and restore drainage systems to the sump.

Lift station installation and service

Lift stations are used to move wastewater from lower to higher elevation, particularly where the elevation of the source is not sufficient for gravity flow and/or when the use of gravity conveyance will result in excessive excavation depths and high sewer construction costs.

We don’t just service, repair & install lift stations for our customers, we also share information to help our customers to avoid needless problems and repairs with there pump & system.

Frequently asked questions for lifting station, sump pit cleaning

How Often Should A Sump Pump Be Tested?

Sump pumps require regular testing. How often you should test it varies depending on what your pump is used for.

In most cases, sump pumps should be tested every three to four months. This should involve opening the inlet screen (often also called the pump screen) and cleaning it out.

What can I do to prevent a sump pump failure?

The best way to prevent sump pump failure is with planning and maintenance. It’s true that your sump pump could be defective, but more often than not, problems arise due to a lack of maintenance or careless installation.

How often should I have my tank serviced?

The timing of your septic tank service depends on many factors, including how many people live in the house, but as a rule, your septic tank should be serviced every 2 years if fewer than 4 people reside there permanently, or annually if 4 or more people are in the house.

Why do I need to service my tank?

Regular servicing of your septic tank helps to prevent solids from entering and ultimately building up in your septic field. This buildup can lead to septic field failure. Regular servicing of your tank also helps ensure nasty surprises are prevented.

I have a bad smell coming from a drain. Is there a problem with my septic tank?

The most common cause of bad smells coming from drains is lack of use. Most drains are set up with a “p-trap” which is designed to hold water and thus prevent smells from your sewer pipe from coming back into your home. Sometimes, in guest bathrooms or other seldom-used areas, the water in these traps evaporates and the odors from your sewer pipe are free to come into the room. The simple fix is to run some water down the drain and fill this “p-trap”.

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