Tips For Properly Cleaning Your Sewer Ejection System
The last thing most people want to deal with is anything that has the word “sewer” in its name. But there is one thing for certain: If you don’t maintain your system’s sewer ejector pump, you may be heading for trouble.
Sewer ejection systems should be regularly cleaned by an experienced professional. However, in between these professional services, there are things you can do to keep your system clean and running properly. And the added bonus is that you could actually extend your system’s life span.
Here are a few tips that our plumbing experts at Superior Drainage recommend to our customers.
Tip #1 – Prevent Toilet Backups
Some things were just never meant to be flushed down a toilet, even if their packaging claims otherwise. Occasionally flushing cleansing wipes, feminine products, food or cooking oil might not seem like a problem, but it can wreak havoc on your plumbing and cause a backup. When this happens, there is a good chance that you will need to replace parts of your interior plumbing and have a big mess on your hands.
We recommend a proactive approach to prevent toilet backups by encouraging proper disposal. One way to do this is to post signs near toilets requesting users refrain from flushing items like:
- Paper towels
- Cleansing wipes
- Feminine products
- Food or cooking oils
Remember to place small waste bins near your toilets and sinks where such items can be disposed of easily and discreetly.
Tip #2 – Keep Your System Healthy
Being proactive in keeping your sewer injection system healthy in between professional cleanings is essential to prolonging the life of your system. A simple way to do this is to flush lemon juice down your toilets regularly.
We recommend lemon juice because:
- It’s not overly expensive, and it will not damage your system
- It helps break up existing clogs and clean your pump
- It helps deodorize the system’s grinder in between toilet flushes
Tip #3 – Don’t Ignore Vent Odors
Yes, the word “sewer” brings thoughts of unpleasant smells. However, this should not be the case with having a sewer ejection system. It could be a minor issue, but it could also be a sign of a bigger problem. If you smell an unusual odor, we recommend calling to have your system inspected by a plumber right away to prevent further damage.
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