Maintenance of your sewage ejector pump is extremely important. If it gets clogged, then you will find yourself dealing with unpleasant odors in your home as waste begins to pile up. To avoid the unpleasantness that comes with a broken or clogged sewage ejector pump, routine maintenance as well as daily care is essential. Here are some tips on how to take care of your sewage ejector pump:
Keep Your Sewage Ejector Pump Clean
Your sewage ejector pump should be kept clean at all times. In order to keep it clean, you should squeeze fresh lemon juice down the toilet. It is best to use at least two cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice, since this is usually more potent than the lemon juice that you buy at the store.
If you find it a bit tedious to squeeze the lemons yourself to make the juice, then you can go ahead and use store-bought lemon juice. However, it may take a lot more than two cups to get rid of clogs. Lemon juice will not only break up clogs in your sewage ejector pump, it will also help to neutralize any odors that are caused by waste that has not been completely disposed of in between flushes of the toilet.
Dispose Of Trash Properly
Flushing feminine hygiene products or hair is not a good idea, since over time this can cause clogging in the sewage ejector pump resulting in foul odors coming from the toilet. The foul odor will usually be followed by a chugging sound when flushing or the toilet may not flush at all. Sewage ejector pumps that are clogged by feminine hygiene products and hair will usually have to be removed and replaced due to the damage done by flushing these items.
Throw Dental Floss In The Bin
Dental floss should never be disposed of by throwing it into the toilet, regularly disposing of floss in the toilet can eventually lead to a build-up, which can clog up your sewage ejector pump causing it to malfunction. Keep a trash can near the toilet at all times to help you and others who use the toilet to resist the temptation to flush dental floss down the toilet's drain.
Taking care of your sewage ejector pump will save you a lot of expensive repairs in the long run, and also save you from the inconvenience of having to deal with unpleasant odors and an unusable toilet. To learn more, contact a company like Harding Plumbing & Heating with any questions you have.