Grinder Pumps

Sewage Grinder Pump Service

For over 80 years we’ve been the go-to resource for quality grinder pump repair and installation services in Waukesha and Washington counties in Wisconsin. Our customers trust us because we’re committed to professional service and superior client care no matter how big or small their plumbing needs might be.

With two locations in Hartland and Germantown, our residential grinder pump experts are always just a phone call away. You can count on us to deliver superior service and quality for grinder pump inspections, maintenance or repairs every time.

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Grinder Pump Repair Services

Grinder pumps are a durable component of your home’s sewage system, but like all plumbing elements, regular use will cause wear and tear to their performance. Neglecting maintenance repairs and preventative measures can additionally accelerate your grinder pump’s failure.

Grinder pump problems can spell disaster for homeowners. A broken grinder pump can allow sewage to back up and even flood the lower level of your house with wastewater.

If your grinder pump is not working correctly, it's essential to have it repaired as soon as possible. Austin Plumbing, Heating and Air has years of experience repairing all types of grinder pumps. Our team of trained technicians can quickly diagnose and repair any issues with your grinder pump, from clogs to mechanical failures.

Signs you might be in need of grinder pump repair:

An alarm is going off

The pump is constantly going off and on

Sewage backup

The pump doesn’t shut off at all

The pump won’t start

The pump throws the breaker

Foul odor

If you notice these warning signs, it’s time to contact us for professional sewage grinder pump service.

How Grinder Pumps Work

A grinder pump for your septic system acts much like a garbage disposal does for food. Waste from your household flows into the grinder pump's holding tank. Once the wastewater inside this holding tank reaches a specific level, the pump turns on and grinds the sewage into a controllable fine matter that can be pushed out to the sewer system.

  1. Don’t put any type of "wipes" in your plumbing system such as cleaning wipes or baby wipes, even though they may say "flushable" on the package.
  2. Don’t put any type of disposable toilet bowl cleaning device in your plumbing system even though it may say "flushable" on the package.
  3. Don’t put any type of feminine hygiene product in your plumbing system.
  4. Don’t put any type of contraceptive device in your plumbing system.
  5. Don’t pour out any grease, fats or oils into any drain.
  6. Don’t bypass a broken float switch with direct power.
  7. Don’t ignore signs of a partially clogged pipe, such as the pump running longer than it did in the past.
  8. Don’t neglect to call a plumber if you notice the symptoms of a broken or malfunctioning pump.

Proper Care of Grinder Pumps

Maintenance of your grinder pump is important! Pumps that use floats to sense the level in the holding tank are prone to grease buildup that may turn the pump on unnecessarily, or not turn on the pump at all, causing the tank to fill up and sewage to back up into the home. To prevent this, regular yearly maintenance by Austin Plumbing, Heating and Air is recommended. 

Grinder pumps are located in a holding tank, also known as grinder pump pits or pumping chambers, and are activated once a specific level is reached. These tanks can be located in the basement or in the yard.

If installed in the yard, the holding tank must be buried deep enough that the pump and sewage pipes are located below the frost line.  All grinder pump systems should be equipped with an alarm system.

Austin Plumbing, Heating and Air provides professional and reliable grinder pump repair and installation services. Grinder pumps are an essential component of a home's sewage system, as they are responsible for grinding waste into a fine slurry that can be easily transported through the pipes. If your grinder pump is not working correctly, it can cause backups and other plumbing issues.

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Grinder Pump Installation Services

If you need a wastewater grinder pump replacement or a new grinder pump installed, the plumbers at Austin Plumbing, Heating and Air can help. Our team will work with you to determine the right type of grinder pump for your home's specific needs. We offer a range of options, from residential grinder pumps to commercial-grade models.

Our team will handle the entire installation process, from selecting the right pump to the final testing and commissioning. We understand that a grinder pump is an essential part of your home's sewage system, which is why we take great care to ensure that the installation is done correctly and efficiently.

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From emergency service to routine maintenance or installations, Austin Plumbing, Heating and Air is ready to take your call! Call us now to schedule an appointment.

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