Homes and businesses on uneven ground generally require a lift station if they’re on a septic system and not a local sewer system. Lakeland Septic has provided complete lift station service throughout Haines City, FL, for more than 15 years. When there’s trouble, we know how to resolve it for you quickly.
What is a Lift Station?
A lift station is a pumping device that forces drainage and sewage from a home and through the different parts of a septic system. When the home is built on a lower grade than the septic tank and drain field, a lift station is the only way to make the system work.
Lift station service includes repair, replacement and first-time installation for newly developed properties in and around Haines City.
Lift Station Service Basics
Lift station service can be required on several different parts within the system, including the:
- Lift station pump motor
- Ventilation and odor-control systems
- Pump alarm and float
- Main power supply
- Control panel
When we perform this work for our Haines City residential and commercial customers, we talk with you first to understand what you’re experiencing with your lift station.
The next step is an inspection of the entire septic system, along with the land and soil surrounding it. This will tell us four important things:
- The location of the problem and what the problem is
- Why the damage or failure occurred
- The correct way to resolve the problem
- Ways to keep the problem from happening again, if possible
Watch for These Signs of Lift Station Damage
If sinks throughout the home or business are backing up or draining slowly, there may be an issue with the lift station.
Problems With Toilets
Toilets that flush slowly or overflow for reasons that aren’t obvious may point to a lift station malfunction.
When there are soggy patches of grass above the septic tank, it means there’s a leak that needs to be addressed.
Bright green grass and other foliage only above the septic system indicates a problem with the lift station or other parts of the system.
Lift station service or other septic repair work is likely needed if you smell sewage inside or outside your home.
How Haines City Lift Stations Can Be Damaged
Lift stations can be damaged and fall into disrepair for a variety of reasons. Lift station service is most often requested because of:
- Failure of the pump mechanism
- Damage from heavy construction above the lift station
- Vehicles or machinery driven over the station and damaging it
- Misalignment caused by the shifting of soil around the station
- Old age
Working on Haines City Lift Stations
Our licensed septic team wants you to know what’s happening with your lift station and exactly what lift station service will involve. After an inspection, we’ll tell you what we found and how it needs to be fixed.
We’ll also let you know what to expect during the work in terms of any disruption to your home or business schedule. Before we get started, you’ll know precisely what the project will cost.
Our work complies with septic codes set forth by Haines City and the State of Florida. All work is handled by our crew, never by subcontractors. We do septic projects correctly and do not tolerate errors.