5 Steps to Troubleshooting a Septic Pump

5 Steps to Troubleshooting a Septic Pump

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Onsite professionals are often called to troubleshoot situations where someone installed a septic pump that does not appear to be working properly. These problems occur for a number of reasons. Sometimes the pump itself is having problems and other times it’s something the homeowner has done. 

This roundup features five articles that will walk you through the steps to diagnose a septic pump problem. 

The Pump Motor Doesn’t Run
Follow these steps to diagnose the problem when a septic pump will not start. 

The Pump Turns On, But There’s No Water
What to look for when the pump starts but does not deliver any effluent. 

The Pump Runs Continuously or Cycles Too Frequently
Two main problems to look for when the septic will not stop running or keeps cycling. 

The Pump Makes a Lot of Noise
What to do when the pump starts but only runs for a little while or it sounds very noisy. 

There’s a Sewer Gas Smell
What to check when property owners complain they have sewer gas smells by a sewage ejector or grinder in the basement or by their pump tank.


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