A grinder pump is a wastewater pump that operates similar to how a garbage disposal functions and are generally used with septic and sewer systems. Many businesses require them due to materials that are introduced into the wastewater as a byproduct of the operations. These pumps are also quite common on residential properties that are connected to a public sewer line. If a residence has a grinder pump, then wastewater from toilets, washing machines, bathtubs, showers, sinks, and so forth will flow through the local sewer pipes into a holding tank. When the contents of that tank reach a set level, the grinder pump will activate and grind the contents into a fine slurry. When the desired consistency has been achieved, the system will then force it out into the public sewer system or into a septic tank.
When planning your sump pump installation, your installer will choose the lowest practical point as this is where the water will accumulate. In houses, this is often a basement or a crawl space. Water is channeled into a ditch, which is also called a sump pit. In some scenarios, channeling is achieved simply through grading of the surrounding area, and in other cases, it may involve perforated piping or other more elaborate setups. When the water in the sump pit reaches a set level, the sump pump activates and pumps the water to another location, which is typically the closest storm drain.
A sump pump that fails while pumping water is a serious problem that can lead to substantial water damage. A failed sump pump can also shut down business operations and lead to financial losses.
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