Sewage Pump Failure Explained


What is a sewage pump?

In basic terms a sewage pump transfers waste water from a tank or sump to the authority sewer system or septic tank. Often a sewage tank can be installed inside or outside the home or commercial property.

Sewage pumps can often be called effluent pumps. 

Sewage pumps can be used for various applications including removing waste water from multiple  properties, single properties,  bathrooms, kitchens & utility rooms

Vortex sewage pumps & grinder pumps are most common and can be found in most residential & commercial applications.

Sewage pumps do require regular maintenance, often this is recommended every six months. Servicing must be undertaken by a professional pump specialist. click here to find out more on our pump maintenance and pump servicing options for residential & commercial properties.

Sewage pumps have impellors to remove waste water to a higher level. Often these can get blocked  from foreign objects like sanitary items or wet wipes and cause damage or flooding to the property. Some pumping stations will have an early warning alarm to alert you of blockages. A pump specialists can remove the equipment and test and unblock the sewage pumps. This would need to happen quite quickly. A pump specialist should provide a 24 hour service in the event of sewage pump failure. Click here to locate our 24 hour breakdown service in London and surrounding regions.

Sewage pumps are the perfect solution for homes and businesses and can often be found in basements, housing complex, gyms or any properties that does not have access to the authority sewer system.


Sewage Pumps benefits.

The operation of a sewage pump is relatively simple, but its installation can be complicated. That’s why it’s recommended to instruct a specialist. Click here for help and advice on sewage pump and packaged pump installations.

Here the major benefits of having a sewage pump:

  • Properties can be constructed below the authority sewer and waste water can be pumped away.
  • Garden buildings or home offices can be constructed with the use of toilet facilities using a sewage pump and sump.
  • Pumps can macerate the waste giving the designer or installer the benefit of using smaller pipes.

Servicing and maintenance of sewage pumps

It’s important to check your sewage pump regularly to make sure that it is working correctly. London Basement Pumps offer regular sewage pump services. Most modern basement properties incorporate pumps. click here to view our  basement pump servicing and sump pump maintenance handy tips

You can also perform basic maintenance checks regularly. Here are some quick tips to follow:

  • Check that the electrics are working properly. Press the Test button of any high level water alarm to ensure its operation when required.
  • Try to flush the taps on a monthly basis. This should rinse the sump tank and reduce stagnant waste water or smells.
  • Always ensure your pump specialists position the sewage pump correctly & that any operating floats are not being obstructed.
  • Ensure your sewage sump pump is vented out to the environment to reduce odours.
  • Inspects the sewage sump pump for any silt or debris that might block the sewage pump or sewage pump impeller


Call Now: 24 hour emergency breakdown service for your sewage pumps?

If you have a residential or commercial property, or even a garden  home office or garden room,  than you could be  reliant on sewage pumps to discharge your waste water -  London Basement Pumps Limited provide a fast response in London and its surrounding regions. Normally a one to two hour response in any pump emergency. Our 24 hour service is available by calling 0800 009 2120 Or click here to view our pump breakdown service



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