Sump Pumps and Sewage Ejector Pumps


The layer of snow and ice that covered the metro area not two weeks ago seems like a thing of the past, but it could come back to haunt you. The rapid melting of snow could flood your home, or this current bout of chilly temperatures could wreak havoc on your plumbing. If you are not well-versed in the world of plumbing, no problem! Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has some information on basement flood prevention, sump pumps, and sewage ejector pumps to help you navigate wet spring weather.


What is a sump pump? A sump pump is a plumbing fixture that is used to remove water and prevent leaking and flooding within your home and the surrounding foundation.


Why is a sump pump important? Sump pumps provide a layer of protection between your home and water damage:

  • Eliminates basement flooding that could cause damage to your home
  • Manages large volumes of water away from foundations
  • Prevents nasty odors associated with water stagnation


Since the Twin Cities metro just experienced an abundance of melting snow, it is crucial to make sure that your sump pump is in working condition because of the water that accumulates in and around homes. This water is not only unsightly but also causes (sometimes severe) structural damage to homes. Sump pumps also prevent mold growth and mildew, which can be detrimental to your health.


What is a sewage ejector pump? Sewage ejector pumps, also known as solid waste pumps, are used to transport sewage from your home to septic tanks or city sewers.


Why is a sewage ejector pump important? Well, not managing your sewage ejector pump could lead to an incredibly “crappy” situation. Puns aside, maintaining your sewage pump is the best way to prevent sewage back-ups and leaks.


If you’re experiencing a serious plumbing issue, you need to have it evaluated by a professional. Plumbing issues are no laughing matter, and if problems are left alone for too long, there may be messy, uncomfortable consequences. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is unique because we go the extra mile to accommodate our clients.  Prevent plumbing problems by getting regular preventative maintenance checks.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Twin Cities is the best in the business. Our plumbers have the necessary experience to guarantee your satisfaction with every plumbing repair job. The Punctual Plumbers strive to provide the highest level of competence, unsurpassed honesty, integrity, and consideration with every service call. 

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