Ejector Pump

What Is an Ejector Pump, and Does Your Home Need One?

Have you been told you need an ejector pump and don’t know what it is or where to start? Most homeowners probably don’t know and rely on professionals to guide them through understanding if it’s needed and installing it.

What is an Ejector Pump?

If you live in a home with a basement, you are probably already familiar with a sump pump. An ejector pump is similar. The ejector pump works with the septic system in homes with bathrooms or laundry rooms below sewer grade. This pump moves the sewage to the septic tank when gravity can’t move it due to it being below grade. Ejector pumps deal specifically with removing sewage away from the house.

How Does an Ejector Pump Work

The ejector pump is installed in a basin in your home’s basement or lower level. All wastewater from appliances in your house will be collected by the ejector pump, along with sewage from the bathrooms that are below grade. 

When the ejector pump reaches a pre-determined level, it will move the wastewater and sewage up and out to the main sewer line.

How Do I Know if I Need an Ejector Pump?

You can determine if you need an ejector pump in one of two ways. You can call a plumber and have your system inspected. You can also go through a simple list that will let you know if you should install an ejector pump. Answering these will help you decide if you need one:

  1. You have a basement and want to install a bathroom or already have one.
  2. You have a basement and want to install a laundry room.
  3. You are adding on the house, and the new addition will be below the current main plumbing lines.
  4. You have a sewage backup in bathrooms, and that bathroom is at or below the main plumbing lines.

You need an ejector pump if these apply to you and your house. You should call a licensed plumber to have one installed. 

The Installation

Once you have determined you need an ejector pump, contact us. We will review your entire plumbing system to determine what size ejector pump you need. We will explain every step of the process to your satisfaction. Once we have the right pump, we will schedule the installation and coordinate the time with you.


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