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Using lift station services to maintain your septic system

While we wish things were different, lift stations are one of those things that homeowners or business owners only think about when something goes wrong. Lift stations essentially pump wastewater and sewage from a low level to a higher level when a gradient level doesn’t allow for natural flow.  Maintaining them is important because just their very existence in your system means that if they’re not working properly, then your system could almost totally fail. And nobody wants to deal with a problem like that.  Here’s what lift stations do and why maintaining them with lift station services is so important. Let’s jump right in. The important stuff There are two basic elements to lift stations: the controls and the wet well. The well is the place where the sewage and waste flow into and where the pumps that pump it out are located. The control panels are the guts of the system, however. The brain, if you will. They monitor water and waste levels, any potential issues, all of it.  How does it work? The basic way to explain it is that sewage gets fed into a repository. Once it gets to a certain level the control sensors will recognize it and activate a pump that will then pump the sewage out and move it along to its next destination. Lift stations live underground – to help avoid health risks and keep everything in a confined space. Since sewage has been known to produce poisonous gases like methane and hydrogen sulfade – keeping them underground keeps people safe. As such, it’s essential that owners consult professionals and use...