You may be familiar with your home’s sump pump, but an ejector pump is a second pumping system located in your basement. An ejector pump handles the removal of wastewater from your basement—water that is not groundwater. Ejector pumps are responsible for condensation from your air conditioner or furnace. They are also necessary if you have a bathroom or kitchen in your basement. An ejector pump has a gas-tight lid and pumps water directly to your home’s sewer or septic system. It may not cycle constantly, as it is triggered to pump away wastewater only after it reaches a certain level. Then, the water and waste are pumped upward and kept from flowing backward by a check valve that allows water to flow away from the pump in only one direction.
If you’re thinking of adding a basement bathroom or kitchen, you’ll need an ejector pump to handle the waste. Call Expert Plumbing Service of New Lenox at (708) 231-4792 to ensure that your home is equipped to handle all of your plumbing needs. Click through our blog to learn more about your home’s plumbing.