Maintaining lift stations

Maintaining lift stations

Many businesses ignore lift stations entirely until they start to malfunction. This is a mistake. These devices are a critical part of any sewage or drainage system and help keep plumbing and sewage disposal systems working around the clock. Even if they’re down for a few hours, well – let’s just say it isn’t enjoyable!

Today, we’re going to discuss a few brief words of advice to make the management of these important applications a little bit easier. That way, you’ll get out ahead of problems before they turn into dangerous and expensive issues. Let’s jump right in!

Purchase a digital control panel that allows for remote monitoring 

Especially if you’re dealing with a large system, there’s just no way you can keep track of things manually these days. There’s too much margin for error and the consequences can be pretty dire. With remote digital monitoring you can keep a constant eye on your system and whenever anything isn’t working as it should be – you’ll know quickly. Some systems can consistently track data, too; meaning that even if your network is older and quirky – that you’ll be able to notice irregularities well before anything becomes an issue.

On top of that, you’ll save significantly on manpower hours. You won’t have staff and crews making their way out to pumping stations and lift stations to check on them. They’ll only have to go to the places they need to be. 

Make sure your lift stations are consistently cleaned 

Grease and other waste can build up quickly in lift stations. Making sure that you have someone who can regularly clean and maintain your lift stations is a must. Depending on the amount of flow and traffic, you’ll want to get lift stations cleaned as much as 3-4 times per year. 

Regular inspections

Many lift station and monitoring companies offer routine maintenance and most sewage companies that don’t take advantage are crazy not to. They’ll do things like ensuring that valves are inspected, wet wells are pumped and cleaned out, that amp readings are where they’re supposed to be and that all electrical motor control equipment is performing as it should. Lift stations are dependable, but they take a beating and routine maintenance will save you significant money over the long haul. 

At the end of the day, keeping your lift stations in good, working order is essential. Above all else, we highly recommend that you take advantage and purchase a digital control panel for your system. It will save numerous headaches, save manpower hours and reduce human error. You’ll be able to run reports, track data and have a clear idea of where your lift station or pump is at – at any given time. 

If you’d like to learn more about how they can help extend the life of your lift station, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Good luck!

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