Do you know if fixtures in your home are below the main waste line? If the answer is yes, it is best to have a professional install a lift station. This will assist with waste water from a lift stations “lifts” or pump that moves to the main waste line. Property that is built on hilly terrain is one example of an area where this practice is commonly used.
Grinder pumps break down solids in sewage which also includes all non- liquid debris in a waste line. For example, human waste, feminine products, toilet paper ends up in these pumps although they obstruct waste lines. Lift Station Specialists have found a lot of other “solids” inside of waste lines such as toys, dolls, paper towels and tissues, dog bones, flashlights, eyeglasses, cellphones, etc. It is unfortunate that a number of the items on this list do not dissolve and can cause a lift station to flood.
Lift stations do not continuously run throughout a full day. When the tank in the pump is full, a float switch turns on. When the lift station is empty, it will take care of wastewater entering much better than it would if it were close to being full. A lift station for a house is large in size and with a long waste line a tank can hold a lot of water.
In communities where power frequently goes out due to weather conditions, buying a generator is recommended. Before you purchase a generator, make sure it will power not only a refrigerator and lighting but it can power an entire lift station.