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Palatine, Illinois: Cook county residents, Fox Valley Plumbing & Backflow Plumbing technicians are plumbing specialists who offer complete plumbing services for both residential and commercial clients.

Toilets, showers, sinks, water heaters, sump & sewage pumps, drains or sewer pipes–we know how important a quick response can be.

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★ If you aren’t happy, neither are we. We strive to make YOU happy. At Fox Valley Plumbing, we make sure you understand everything we are providing, no fancy language with hidden costs.

★ At Fox Valley Plumbing & Backflow plumbing Services, your plumbing problem becomes our problem the moment you contact us.

★ We take pride in reaching your location promptly, diagnosing your plumbing issue quickly and taking action.

★ Fox Valley Plumbing & Backflow emergency plumbing service professionals bring with them all the specialized equipment typically needed to inspect, detect and repair burst pipes, major clogs, backups and other plumbing catastrophes.

★ We’ll explain the problem and solution and fix it right the first time. We’ll even help you prevent future plumbing problems by inspecting your entire system as part of our service to you.

All Services include a full one-year workmanship warranty. Call For Details!

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Zoeller Commercial Sewage and Ejector Pumps - Elgin, IL - FoxValley Plumbing & Backflow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In above grade homes, sewage systems operate based on gravity, wherein sewage flows downhill and enters a municipal sewer line or a septic tank.  However, sewage that originates in a basement of a home is typically situated below septic or sewage lines and gravity can’t be applied to move the waste.  In such instances, a sewage pump needs to be installed.

The function of a sewage pump is to move sewage liquids and solids between one location and another.  Typically, in residential applications, sewage (including soft solids up to 2″ in diameter) is pumped from a sewage basin to a sewer system or a septic tank.  A sewage pump is installed at the lowest point of the sewage basin.  The basin itself is placed at or below the floor level of the basement.

Since the pump is submerged most of the time, it is also referred to as a submersible sewage pump. Sewage pump can be automatic, manual or dual (piggyback) mode.  Manual pumps need be manually turned on/off as the need arises.  Automatic pumps have a floating switch, which turns the pump on and off whenever sewage in the basin reaches a certain (usually pre-set) level.

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A dual mode pump contains a piggyback plug, which allows the pump to be used as either manual, wherein the pump bypasses the switch and is plugged in directly into the socket or as automatic, wherein the pump is plugged in through the floating switch and works only when the switch is activated.

Due to a possibility of sewage overflow, it is generally not advised to use a manual sewage pump inside of a sewage basin. 

Sewage pumps are centrifugal pumps, with special design considerations enabling solids to pass without clogging the pump.  When the pump is turned on, the motor starts to rotate the impeller, creating the pressure that pushes water into the impeller and from there into the discharge pipe. 

The sewage pump is powered through a 10-25 ft electric cord. Depending on the model, the voltage can be 115, 230, 460, or 575 volts.

The pump housing, which contains a motor and an impeller, is made with cast iron and is built for long term use. Sewage pumps come with legs attached to the housing, which keep the pump a few inches above bottom of the barrel.

While the most common use of a sewage pump is to pump residential waste, some models can also be used in industrial, commercial and agricultural applications. 

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Barrington, Illinois: Cook and Lake county residents, Fox Valley Plumbing & Backflow Plumbing technicians are plumbing specialists who offer complete plumbing services for both residential and commercial clients.

Toilets, showers, sinks, water heaters, sump & sewage pumps, drains or sewer pipes–we know how important a quick response can be.

Full Product & Service Warranties

All Services include a full one-year workmanship warranty. Call For Details!

Exceptional Service Guarantee

– If you aren’t happy, neither are we. We strive to make YOU happy. At Fox Valley Plumbing, we make sure you understand everything we are providing, no fancy language with hidden costs.

At Fox Valley Plumbing & Backflow plumbing Services, your plumbing problem becomes our problem the moment you contact us.

We take pride in reaching your location promptly, diagnosing your plumbing issue quickly and taking action.

Fox Valley Plumbing & Backflow emergency plumbing service professionals bring with them all the specialized equipment typically needed to inspect, detect and repair burst pipes, major clogs, backups and other plumbing catastrophes.

We’ll explain the problem and solution and fix it right the first time. We’ll even help you prevent future plumbing problems by inspecting your entire system as part of our service to you.

Call Us At (847) 624-3872

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