In the case of most Winter Springs homes, waste water and sewage flows down. Bathrooms are often above ground level and drain pipes use the natural gravitational force that pulls waste down to exit your home. However, in some cases and often in the case of commercial buildings with multiple basement levels, a lift station is needed.
What is a Lift Station?
A lift station is a device that pumps sewage or waste water from a lower elevation to a higher elevation. This is necessary if the difference between the two is not enough for the flow of the water to overcome. Sometimes it is necessary when there isn’t enough hydraulic head and others when alternative solutions would be too costly or require too much work to make applicable.
A lift station will also come with a wet well, allowing the station to be operated automatically with a control system. the wet well is not designed to store the waste water or sewage but to provide the leverage needed for the pump to effectively remove the waste water without it ever becoming backed up.
Do You Need a Lift Station?
Lift station use in residential applications is not highly common, mostly because homes are build from the ground up with sewage lines below the water grade. But in some cases, if your home is built into the side of a hill or if you have rooms in your basement, below exiting sewer lines, you may notice low flow when flushing waste water from a toilet or bath tub which could be resolved with a life station.
The best way to be sure is to call a Winter Springs plumber to test your water flow and determine if a lift station would provide the kind of benefits you are looking for. The installation procedure is relatively simple and, for those suffering from poor drainage from low elevation fixtures, either in residential or commercial settings, it is a good solution.
For any residential or commercial plumbing service you need in Winter Springs, give Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. a call today!