If you are building a new house you know how many decisions are involved on a daily basis. Colors of paint for walls and stain for the trim are relatively easy choices which will have little effect on the performance of your home in the future. However, there are many larger decisions to be made which require much more in-depth decision making. An item such as a sewage pump is one of these. If your house is being built at the bottom of a hill or is in any way lower than the main sewer lines or septic system then your home will require a sewage pump.
A sewage pump is installed in order to move sewage from an area of low elevation to an area of higher elevation. This sewage system consists of the basin which all drains in the home empty into. Once this basin reaches a certain level, a float will activate a pump which will remove the raw sewage and force it through the main sewer line into the septic system or a municipal sewer system.
If you are having your home built by a general contractor it is a good idea to be able to talk to the plumber they use yourself to be able to discuss what kind of pump they will be installing and what kind of warranties it carries. If you find out the brand in which they will be installing you can easily do some research online to see what kind of reliability this pump offers. If this pump seems to be inferior you may ask them to install a different model.
If you are handling the subcontractors yourself you will want to do plenty of research to find a good plumber. Referrals are the best way to locate a reliable plumber who does quality work. Start by asking other homeowners in the area who has installed their sewage pumps and what kind of work was performed. The local area Chamber of Commerce is also a great way to obtain referrals to trustworthy plumbers. In addition to the chamber of commerce check out local review sites like Atlanta Plumbers that offer unbiased reviews of local companies. Taking the time to do a little research can make a big difference in the long run.
There is little maintenance to be performed on sewage pumps once they are installed. However, much more care must be taken to keep these sewage pumps working properly than a traditional gravity feed sewer system. The only items which should be flushed down a toilet are urine, feces, and toilet paper. Anything else could cause the sewage pump to jam and raw sewage to back up. Also, avoid sending too many table scraps down the drain in the kitchen. Large food items should be composted or thrown in the garbage, and smaller food scraps should be sent through a garbage disposal before being sent on to the sewage pump.