Systems with pumps have several components that require maintenance from time to time. These components include pumps, floats, check valves, and control equipment. Regular cleaning of the pump and pump chamber will assure your system has longevity. Applied Pumping and Septic has you covered for all features for your pump system.

Once you’ve located your tank, it’s time to call in the professionals. Trust us, opening up a septic tank is not something just anyone wants to do. Concrete septic tank lids are very heavy and require specific lifting tools to remove. Because of the contents, fumes can be toxic so please heed our warning and do not attempt to open the tank yourself. An open septic tank can be dangerous to anyone walking along your property, and if someone should fall in, it could actually be fatal due to the toxicity.

How does a Pump Tank work? 

Some systems have a pump tank in addition to a septic tank. This pump tank contains a sewage effluent pump, control floats, and a high-water alarm. The control floats are set so that a specific volume 

of effluent is sent to the drainfield. This specific amount is referred to as a dose. When effluent in the pump tank reaches the "on" float, the pump is activated and pumps effluent out until it reaches the "off" float 

If the "on" float or pump fail to work, an alarm will activate once effluent reaches the alarm float. Once this alarm is activated there is some emergency storage space available in the pump tank before the system overflows or backs up into the house. Homeowners should be aware of the location of the alarm device. The alarm device is commonly located under the kitchen sink or in the garage and can be deactivated; however, this will not resolve the problem and, in such an event, homeowners should immediately begin emergency water conservation measures. 


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