Septic pumps are necessary where there is an elevation difference between the septic tank and the drain field.
While the majority of septic systems in the Valrico, Florida area are gravity-fed systems, there are some situations in which septic pumps are needed. At Brandon Septic, we have worked with many different septic system types in our more than 30 years in the business. That experience enables us to provide solutions for even the most unique residential and commercial septic system issues.
Septic pumps are submersible water pumps that are designed to handle being submerged in effluent. They are part of a septic system when it is necessary to move the effluent from a lower septic tank to a drain field that is higher in elevation. Septic pumps can be installed either in the septic tank itself or outside of it, and the decision about which place would work best in a particular situation is made after a detailed inspection to ensure that solids do not block the path. The decision regarding where to locate septic pumps depends largely on whether you have a single-chamber septic tank or a 2- or 3-chamber one. We would also make the determination about whether a secondary dirty water pump is needed.
The installation of septic pumps should also include pump alarms and controls, so you are alerted to any problems, such as pump failure or blockage, and immediate action can be taken. You can count on us to properly advise you about the type of equipment your system needs based on what is there, elevation difference, and the distance from the tank to the drain field. Call on us today if you have any questions about septic pumps for your home or business.