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Grinder Pump Services in Allentown, PA by Tim Beil Plumbing

Your home’s sewer system handles a lot of waste on a day-to-day basis. This includes solid waste as well as waste water, which can cause problems like clogs if not dealt with properly. Most of the time, homeowners address waste buildup problems by simply having their sewer lines cleaned out on a regular basis. For some homeowners, though, it is far simpler and more convenient to install a grinder pump. If you need a grinder pump installed or serviced, call Tim Beil Plumbing we offer a full range of grinder pump services throughout the Allentown area. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.

Tim Beil Plumbing provides grinder pump services in Allentown, PA and the surrounding areas.


What Is a Grinder Pump?

Think of a grinder pump as an additional garbage disposal, of sorts. The pump is installed in the sewer line, underground and outside the home. All waste on its way to the sewer line flows into a holding tank, where it is chopped into a slurry by a number of blades. Once the waste is ground down enough, it flows out of the tank and into the sewer line. The pump also contains an alarm system which monitors the mechanism. If the pump malfunctions for any reason, the alarm will sound to let you know that it needs repairs.

When Should You Consider a Grinder Pump?

Not everyone needs one, but for those that do need it, the system can be a great help. Grinder pumps are often used in homes that deal with unusual waste. More solid waste, and other things that are not typically put into the sewer system often require one to ensure that the sewer line keeps functioning properly. Even more common waste, like FOG (fats, oils, and grease) can cause sewer line problems in high quantities. If you want to dispose of these materials without having to worry about the state of your sewer line, a grinder pump could help. One should still be careful about what is put down the drains, though. Even a grinder pump cannot handle certain waste types. It’s best to consult with a professional about whether you need a grinder pump or not before installing one.

We Install and Service Grinder Pumps

Installing a grinder pump isn’t easy, and involves closely interacting with both your sewer line and your electrical grid. Neither of these systems should be touched by someone without professional training and experience. In order to avoid plumbing problems (and possible electrocution) let us handle your installation. Our professional technicians will make sure that your grinder pump is installed properly, and safely.

Grinder pumps are resilient systems, and typically don’t need regular maintenance. However, they can run into repair problems every once in a while. If your system alarm goes off, you’re going to want to schedule repair services as quickly as possible. We’ll make sure that your grinder pump is restored to full function, so you can focus on more important things.  Call Tim Beil Plumbing today to schedule you grinder pump service or installation.