If your toilet has been having issues and there is a beeping sound coming from somewhere on your property, it’s likely that your home’s pump chamber has become blocked. Available 24/7 throughout Auckland, Drain Ninjas can quickly unblock your pump chamber, and assist with urgent repair or replacement if required, getting your pump chamber running again in no time. Call us on 0800 4 NINJA
Sewage flow from a property out to public sewage mains normally depends on gravity. But if your property is lower than the main public sewer line, it will need to use a pump chamber in order to pump waste away. Homes with pump chambers are common in homes below street level or otherwise low down in hilly areas, but they are found throughout Auckland in any area that happens to lie below the local sewage mains.
Most tenants and homeowners have no idea that their home’s sewage runs on a pump chamber unless it stops working. Pump chambers normally continue to work without maintenance unless there is a blockage - this is usually caused by items other than toilet paper being flushed down the toilet. When there is a blockage, the pump chamber will often keep trying unsuccessfully to pump sewage away until the pump burns out. At this point an alarm - usually a beep - will usually sound.
Pump chamber blockages need to be resolved urgently - until it’s fixed, your toilets will remain unusable. Drain Ninjas can normally arrange a callout to clear the pump chamber in a matter of hours. Once your pump chamber has been cleared, we inspect for damage and advise if further repair work is needed or if the pump chamber is broken. If the pump is broken it will unfortunately need to be replaced by a plumbing specialist - Drain Ninjas can also arrange this service for you. An urgent pump replacement can normally be completed within 24-48 hours.
A blocked or broken pump chamber can be a hassle, but Drain Ninjas have the expertise to get things working again as quickly and easily as possible. If you think you might have a pump chamber issue, call Drain Ninjas now for advice or to arrange a callout.