ACE Septic & Waste is proud to announce the launch of our new commercial lift station services. Our team is committed to keeping your business compliant, so we are excited to provide this maintenance solution.
Most commercial buildings in Tampa need a professional lift station inspection at least twice yearly to satisfy legal requirements. Many property owners add additional inspections to further mitigate the risk of surprise sewage emergencies. Our lift station services can give you the peace of mind you need.
What is a lift station?
Lift stations are essential components of many sewage systems. They work by pumping wastewater from low-lying locations to higher ground. The wastewater eventually reaches a sewer or gravity pipes for treatment.
Building a lift station is the best way to accomplish this if your property needs to move sewage between two elevations.
There are three core components of lift stations:
- Wet well: contains the pumps, floats, and distribution pipes.
- Dry well: houses the backflow preventers (also known as the check valves), gate valves, pressure gage, and pump by-pass hook up.
- Control panel, which is also known as the junction box.
Although not necessarily a component of a lift station, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the importance of vapor seals. Vapor seals prevent the sewage vapors from leaking into the control panel. If those seals go bad, they can corrode, resulting in faulty alarms and/or system failure.
The Truth About Lift Stations
The reality of lift stations is they will either be required for your commercial property or not. If you are required to have a commercial lift station, expect it to be a long, costly process if it’s not already installed. Lift station installations require a lot of labor and heavy machinery as you are installing a mechanism that combines electricity, water, and hydraulics.
The first step in the process should be to see if your business can achieve the required gravity to connect to the city sewer, possibly negating the need for a lift station. If you can connect to the city sewer, double-check if it’s a forced main line. If so, a lift station would be required to overcome the force and eventually push your wastewater into the city line.
Lift stations need ongoing maintenance. Regulatory requirements must be complied with to keep your operating permit. There are also practical demands. Failures are common, especially when maintenance gets ignored.
If a problem is left untreated, the results could significantly affect your cash flow. You may even experience health repercussions and harm the environment, as a failed septic system can taint the area’s groundwater.
How ACE’s experts stepped up after Hurricane Ian
ACE Septic & Waste has provided lift station services since our clean-up efforts in the aftermath of 2022’s Hurricane Ian. The situation’s urgency made it clear that professional help was required, and our team rose to the occasion.
Our experts were able to navigate the new terrain with ease and efficiency. We quickly and effectively deployed our team to restore services in the affected area.
The experience cemented our standing as the leading lift station specialist in the greater Tampa area. Lift station maintenance is a new service we’re offering property owners, but we’ve already proven adept in every aspect of lift station care.
Signs your lift station needs attention
If your property has a lift station, there are a few signs that you should investigate further:
- Sounding alarm
- The pump is not coming on
- Foul odors
- Slow drainage
You can trust ACE Septic & Waste to respond quickly. We can provide maintenance and repairs for any lift station issue. Our team is experienced, friendly, and always ready to help.
Protect your property with lift station services
ACE Septic & Waste is pleased to offer lift station services to commercial property owners. Our experts will help you keep your sewage system in excellent condition so you don’t have to worry about backups or health concerns.
If your property needs a lift station inspection, repair, or new installation, contact ACE Septic & Waste today. We’ll happily answer any questions and provide a free quote for your project.
At ACE Septic & Waste, we pride ourselves on providing prompt, reliable lift station services that you can trust. Let us show you why we’re Tampa’s number-one choice for lift station services.
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