Have you just built your new home? After having studied the nature of the land, you notice a difficulty with the arrival of water because of a slope? The solution to solve this is to install a lifting pump to bring the water to another place. Discover in this article the many advantages of a lifting station and important tips before installing it.
What is a lift station?
A lifting station is a set of equipment needed for individual sanitation. As its name suggests, a water lifting station is a system for treating waste water in your home which is used to get it out (water from washing machines, washbasins, the toilet…). It works with an electric motor with a turbine which gives hydraulic energy. The latter is necessary to suck up a volume of water and evacuate it to a higher altitude, i.e. a few metres up. To ensure its operation, all you have to do is plug it into an electrical outlet. However, it does not fit in any place. In general, it is located in the basement of your home. It is necessary to do this because a lift station plays an important role. You have to use it when your house is on a slope. This means that the place where the wastewater is discharged is at the outlet of the treatment system. So you need it to prevent flooding because it helps to raise the sewage to the storm water level. It also prevents the pit from clogging.
Advantages of a lift station
There are many reasons to install a lift pump. It allows you to treat your daily waste water. It allows them to drain more properly. In addition, bad odours and the illnesses caused by this can cause damage to your health and that of your neighbourhood. Therefore, it is an ideal gesture to protect the environment and to have a good hygiene. With this system, the waste water becomes clearer and its outlet does not smell bad anymore. On the other hand, if you use an automatic station, it helps you to save more energy. So it is better to choose the one that is activated when the liquids in the tank submerge at a defined height and switches off when the level is very low. With this type of device, you do not force the equipment to turn on continuously to operate and it requires little human intervention. Don’t forget that installing a pump guarantees comfort in your home. It is also buried, so it doesn’t interfere with your eyes and ears.
How to install a lifting station?
Even if your living area requires a lifting station, installing a lifting station is not a simple matter. It can be dangerous and can produce leaks and damage in your home if it is not properly placed. There are some things to keep in mind before installing it to ensure a perfect job. For example, you should study your building site. So do not hesitate to call on experts in this field or contact the SPANC (Service Public d’Assainissement Non Collectif). First of all, you must carry out an analysis so that your pump is adapted to the nature of the liquid it has to treat (clear water or muddy water). A lifting station must include a tank where the fluid pumped can be stored. There is also a discharge pipe, a non-return valve and a power supply. Use metal clamps, protective equipment such as gloves and hard hats, cross-headed screwdrivers, etc. when setting up. You should therefore check to see if the equipment is complete when you buy it. To ensure a successful installation, carefully follow each step necessary to finish the job.
Choosing the right lifting station
There are different types of pumps and they vary according to their functions. There are such things as the toilet lift station, the sewage lift… On the other hand, there are also essential criteria to be aware of before buying it. For example, you should note the nature of the water to be discharged: this helps to determine the model of pump to be used. In addition, clear and dirty water cannot be treated with the same particle size. However, the latter has an important place in your choice because it prevents clogging problems. Remember also about the pump flow rate because this ensures the performance of the unit. It must be higher in order to discharge the water at the correct flow rate. As for the capacity of the tank, you must choose the one with a larger volume. Don’t forget also to look at the quality of the whole station (motor power, head, longevity, consumption…). And above all, choose the one that is easy to maintain to keep it always in good condition.