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Elevate your wastewater management with lift station and sump cleaning

Lift stations and sumps play a vital role in managing wastewater. Regularly cleaning and inspecting these systems is essential to ensure they function correctly and prevent potential hazards. Here’s what you need to know.

Lift station cleaning process with The Drain Doctor™

What’s a lift station?

Lift stations are installed in low-lying areas where gravity cannot efficiently move wastewater to a treatment facility. These stations consist of pumps, pipes and control systems that help move wastewater from lower to higher elevations to ensure it’s safely treated.


What do sumps do?

Sumps are installed at the lowest point in buildings. They act as collection points that gather wastewater and prevent flooding or overflow. Sumps are designed to handle a specific amount of water. Once they reach capacity, they trigger a pump to move the wastewater to the treatment facility.


How lift stations and sumps contribute to wastewater management

Lift stations and sumps work together. Lift stations are designed to lift sewage to higher elevations, preventing backups and overflows. On the other hand, sumps collect and redirect wastewater, ensuring it flows smoothly through the system. By working together, lift stations and sumps help prevent environmental contamination and protect public health.


Benefits of cleaning sumps and lift stations

Here are four reasons to have your lift stations and sumps inspected and cleaned by a professional:


1.      Prevent costly system failures. Keeping your lift stations and sumps clean helps prevent clogs and backups that can lead to costly system failures and downtime.


2.      Prolong the lifespan of the equipment. Regular cleaning helps improve the efficiency and performance of your lift station and sump equipment, extending their lifespan and saving you money on premature replacements.


3.      Reduce the risk of environmental contamination. Dirty and neglected lift stations and sumps can contaminate groundwater and surface water sources. Regular cleaning prevents this from happening.


4.      Ensure compliance with regulatory standards. Regular cleaning ensures your systems are up to code, preventing costly fines for non-compliance.


The Drain DoctorTM offers lift station and sump cleaning services for commercial customers in Calgary. Our team of experienced professionals understands the intricacies of lift stations and sumps, delivering efficient and effective solutions tailored to each customer’s needs.


Commercial plumbing services in Calgary

To ensure your commercial plumbing system is in top condition, schedule regular lift station and sump cleanings with The Drain DoctorTM. Our team is available 24/7, with quick responses and minimal wait times. Our fleet of trucks is always ready to help you, no matter the size or complexity of the job. Contact us today to set up an appointment.


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