Sump Pump Installation, Repair, and Replacement in Plant City
Septic systems normally (and traditionally) work on gravity. The house is higher than the pipe taking house sewage to the septic tank, and the pipe draining off the liquid effluent at the top of the tank is lower than the pipe bringing stuff in. All this works as long as it’s all flowing downhill, but if the house is lower on a hill than the septic tank, or if the drain field needs to be higher than the septic tank to stay away from the water table, then gravity is no longer a team player. That’s where different lift stations come in, including effluent pumps for water and sewage pumps for more solid waste. Both of these are commonly called “sump pumps,” and they make sure your septic system keeps you and your groundwater healthy.
Many site build and manufactured homes now have to have raised mounds constructed to house drain fields that are regulation distance from the water table, and often a pump is needed to get the effluent (the watery middle layer in the septic tank) up there. Liberty Plumbing and Septic has taken care of this issue for many customers of Palm Harbor Plant City Homes, among others.
When a house or lot has been unoccupied for a certain period of time, the septic system that had been “grandfathered in” is no longer viable, so, depending on the age of the house, the septic system may have to be raised, which further means that a sump pump may need to be installed or updated. The regulations on what is an acceptable septic system, especially with the exceptions, are a regular jigsaw puzzle. Both the home owners and the salespeople for Plant City mobile & manufactured homes appreciate our expertise in ironing out the legal requirements and the best estimates for updating septic systems.
Liberty Plumbing and Septic can also give you all the different options of pump type and placement. Most houses can get by with a pump between the septic tank and the drain field, one that just pumps effluent to a higher plane. However, if your septic tank is higher than your house, or level with it, you may also need an actual sewage pump or a more complex lift station. If you need to install or update your system, call us for a personal inspection and estimate.
We also replace/clean sump pump filters and repair them. If your septic system is dependent on a sump pump to keep the sewage away from the house (and decomposing properly), you know how important these pumps can be. Otherwise, what gets flushed down may come back up! And none of us wants that.