A grinder pump can be a very helpful addition to your sewer lines. It is easy for waste in your water to build up and cause slow drainage, clogs, and septic tank problems. Your grinder pump makes it possible for all that waste to wash safely into your septic tank or public sewer line. Keep your grinder pump going with professional repairs, or if you don’t have this in your system, considering having one installed. Call Andrews Auld Heating & Cooling, Inc. today at (828) 229-2727 for grinder pump repair & install services in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC today.
What is a Grinder Pump?
Some people mistake the grinder pump for the sump pump. They are two different things, however. A grinder pump is a device that collects the water and waste from your home appliances, such as your washing machine, dishwasher, bathtub, etc. All this water collects in an underground tank. When the amount of wastewater in the tank reaches a certain level, the grinder pump engages and grinds the waste in the water to make it safe for your septic tank, or so that it passes easily into the public sewer system.
It is like a much larger garbage disposal. The grinder pump grinds waste from your entire home’s system, rather than merely the sink. Larger waste that comes through your pipelines can be ground down. Overall, it is better for your water and waste system; there are fewer chances for septic clogs.
Common Grinder Pump Repairs
Like any equipment, grinder pumps may need repairs from time to time. Some common issues they may encounter include clotting by small debris; this means that tiny waste; though it doesn’t cause a large clog in the pipe, may build up over time and cause the grinder to slow. Sometimes, large debris can get caught in the grinder and cause it to stop. Cold weather can also sometimes slow the grinder through freezing if it is not buried deep enough.
All of these issues and more can be repaired by a professional plumber. If you do not yet have a grinder pump and you think you could use one, call for a professional grinder pump installation. We perform these services expertly. Call us at (828) 229-2727 today to schedule your grinder pump repair & install service in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC.