Sewage pumping stations are prone to build-up of ‘non-biological’ matter which floats and forms a layer on the surface of the sump.
Over time, this build-up can prevent float switches operating and should the layer be drawn into the pumps themselves can lead to a blockage and system failure. To prevent failure and maximise the working life of the pumps we recommend periodic desludging and washing down of the pump chamber. The frequency of sump cleaning depends upon the nature of the connected property, for example, a pub may require sump cleaning twice yearly or quarterly whereas a domestic system may only require cleaning once every two years.
Cleaning of the sump is typically carried out in conjunction with a Filta service engineers maintenance visit. Our engineers will be able to recommend a bespoke cleaning schedule for each site, thereby minimising costs by only cleaning when necessary.
Whether your sewage plant has been neglected or is simply in need of updating, our engineers will carry out the necessary works to provide a full refurbishment service for both commercial and domestic sewage treatment systems. Our refurbishment service covers single pump or compressor replacements right through to structural repair.
We can also fit a full range of enhancements to your existing sewer system which will improve operation, these enhancements include:
To provide immediate visual or audible alerting for issues such as power failure, allowing problems to be responded to quickly.
The fitting of weighted chains prevents float switch cables from becoming tangled.
A unique valve is fitted to the discharge pipework and sprays discharging effluents back into the well to wash down the sump and break down the crust.
The fitting of uprated pumps including modification of pipework and pump pedestals.
Clearing Blocked Rising Mains
Blockages in pumping mains are a common occurrence especially at sites with inefficient or inappropriate grease management. We are able to locate blockages and clear them using specially developed equipment.
Biological Booster Treatment
A system which injects micro-organisms into the sewage system to improve biological performance.
Systems such as sand filters that can be fitted to improve the quality of final effluent.