So, what’s the difference? The ejector pump handles the wastewater from your basement, including sewage from a basement bathroom. A sump pump has a simple drain pipe to expel the water to the outside, while an ejector pump is connected directly to your sewer or septic line and also has a vent pipe to manage the removal of sewer gases.
How long should an ejector pump last? The usual life of this device is between 8 and 10 years. You may get 10 years or more out of your sump pump, but you would be pushing it after a decade. For instance, if you notice that the sump pump in your basement or crawlspace isn't kicking on when the water level rises it is time to take action.
The proper action to take in the far western suburbs of Chicagoland is to call Scott Swanson of Bee Plumbing. Scott and his team have decades of experience repairing and replacing ejector pumps and sump pumps throughout our area. Please don’t wait until you are knee-deep in water! Visit bee-plumbinginc.com and call the phone number nearest you.