How to care for your sewage pumping station

You’ve taken the first step and bought a sewage pumping station. Great, but do you know how to look after it? Even a high-quality system, such as those available at JT Pumps, will need regular maintenance – and there are things you should (and shouldn’t!) do to keep it in full working order.

3 tips for sewage pump station maintenance

1. Never dispose of non-biodegradable products

It’s important to bear in mind, everything you flush down your toilet or sink will end up in the sewage pump station – and blockages can occur. Yes, the system is designed to tackle foul water, natural human waste and biodegradable products (e.g. toilet paper). But other non-biodegradable objects can be problematic and they will significantly reduce the efficacy of your station.

Never dispose of sanitary towels, nappies, incontinence pads, bandages, cleaning wipes, condoms and other synthetic materials, down the toilet. You should also be wary of products that claim to be biodegradable – these often fail to break down in the water. To avoid unwanted blockages in your sewage pump system, the safest option is to throw these products in the bin.

2.  Do routine checks of your system

This is a vital aspect of sewage pump station maintenance. You need to be sure that all components in the system are working correctly and, by conducting regular inspections, you can both improve the day-to-day efficiency of the pumping equipment and significantly extend its lifespan.

Here at JT Pumps, we offer all customers an annual service contract for their sewage pump system. Site conditions affect how often checks need to be done; but as a general rule, we usually recommend 1-2 a year. We will clean and empty the tank, remove any blockages, and check for any defects – all in an effort to keep your pumping station in prime working order.

3. Replace faulty parts as soon as possible

If – whilst conducting pump station maintenance – you come across a fault in the system, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. Ignoring the problem will not only affect the performance of your sewage pump station, but it can lead to major issues further down the line (e.g. a complete breakdown of the system), and the repercussions can be expensive.

Here at JT Pumps, we have a range of individual sewage pumps and accessories available to buy. These are all designed for use in a sewage pumping station and they are ideal if you need to replace an individual part. We can offer tailored advice on the best product for you and we will make sure your system is up-and-running again in no time at all.

Diagram of a sewage pumping station

Get in touch for help with pump station maintenance

If you would like to find out more about the do’s and don’ts of pump station maintenance, please feel free to get in touch. Our team demonstrate excellent knowledge in this area. They can offer useful tips on how to care for your system (and extend its lifespan) and they can help to arrange an annual maintenance check and service for your packaged sewage pump system.

So why not call us today on 0844 414 500? Alternatively, send an email to or fill out our online contact form and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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