We offer lift station maintenance for both residential and commercial properties.
There are so many wonderful things about living and working in the Lakeland, Florida area. It doesn’t come without its challenges, however, and one of those is relying solely on gravity to carry wastewater out of your home or business. When gravity will not do the job successfully, a lift station is installed to pump the waste when it needs to go to a higher elevation. If your residential or commercial septic system has a lift station, you’ll need to add lift station maintenance to your list of regular maintenance tasks.
At Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we are equipped to provide all your septic services. We will take good care of your lift station, so you get reliable performance from it. Should we discover that it needs repairs, we can take care of that, too. The goal is to avoid it failing, resulting in a waste blockage and perhaps even a backup.
For residential properties, we recommend lift station maintenance be done every year. Each year we will take care of the filter change. Every 3 years, we recommend a full maintenance and pump service be completed, although this could be sooner or later based on the size of your system and whether it faces only normal use. For commercial, industrial, and non-municipal systems, there is no set timeline for lift station maintenance as volume can fluctuate and the size of the system affects the timing, too. We recommend an annual inspection as a proactive course of action. Reach out today if you have questions about lift station maintenance for your home or business.
FAQs About Lift Station Maintenance
Our team at Averett Septic Tank Co Inc. offers the expert lift station maintenance services you need to keep your system in good condition. Below, we have collected the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions on the subject to help you understand more about what this service involves and why it’s important.
What is a lift station?
Ideally, septic systems are installed in such a way that waste always flows downhill of the building the system is attached to. Sometimes, however, this is not possible, and in those cases, a lift station used to pump wastewater uphill and prevent it from flowing back towards the building.
How often should I get lift station maintenance?
Unfortunately, we can’t give you a simple answer to this question, as lift stations can vary significantly in design, one lift station may require more or less frequent maintenance than another, and the types of attention they need can vary as well. Some experts recommend having your station serviced every month, others provide recommendations based on how long the system is in active operation, etc. Our experts can assess your system and set up an ideal maintenance schedule to keep it in good working order.
What does lift station maintenance involve?
Again, maintenance can look different from one system to another, but in general, lift station maintenance will involve inspecting the system’s components to make sure they are all working properly—for example, our team will check the pressure sensors, valves, and other mechanisms. If we find anything amiss, we will take steps to correct the issue. In addition, we will clean and lubricate the mechanism to prevent unnecessary wear and tear.