Sump and Ejector Pumps
What's The Difference?
While they may physically look very similar, Sump and Ejector pumps have very different functions.
Sump pumps are common in most basements or crawl spaces. A sump pump expels excess water as a result of rain or other types of flooding. Sump pumps use a simple drain pipe to move water from the inside to the outside of your home.
A sump pump is your home's first line of defense when it comes to prevenging basement flooding. High water leves should trigger your sump pump to begin working to remove water.
Sump pumps can also be equipped with a batter backupy, to ensure they remove water, even during a power outage.
Sump pumps will eventaully fail over time, and will require repair or replacement. If your sump pump is aged, or you suspect it is malfunctioning, immedialty call Plumbing One to avoid potential flooding and water damage.
An ejector pump handles the wastewater, including sewage, from your basement bathroom. An ejector pump is connected directly to your sewer or septic line and include a vent pipe that manages the removal of sewer gasses.
Because ejector pumps can manage the removal of raw sewage, they can be more hazardous to deal with in the case of leakage.
The most common ejector pump problems are caused by pumps that are too small, or improperly installed. If you're remodeling your basement and adding a bathroom, or if your ejector pump fails and needs repaired or replaced call Plumning One immediatly.