Plumbdog James gets his paws dirty under a granny flat
Macerator Pump would not stop running
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Superstar Plumbdog James is back on the job today at a property in Darlington, WA where he’s been called out to sniff out a problem with a blocked drain.
This is the first time we’re sharing a video that has a blocked drain where the cause is a Macerator Pump being at the centre of a blocked toilet plumbing issue.
What is a Macerator Pump?
As the name suggests, the unit is both a macerator and a pump. It macerates solids going in to make it easier to pump out of the property. Pumps like these are not as common but these installations are useful in instances where the toilet isn’t located close to the main sewer line or even in instances where the toilet level is below the height of the sewer line…..one of our best used plumbing phrases being that sh*t doesn’t flow up hill haha.
At the property today, the macerator pump was constantly working and would not turn off. There are a few common reasons for a blocked macerator pump which usually include natural wear and tear as there are rubber membranes, a blocked drain pipe or a blockage in the macerator itself.
Our Plumbdogs are Well Trained
James is pedigree when it comes to fixing blocked drains and fixing blocked toilets. Being a Plumbdog means he has all the old and new tricks and is why he is one of our blocked drain specialists. Without wasting time, he gets his paws dirty and fixes the blocked drain issue but leaves the property without a mess and makes sure that all is in good working condition again.
When it comes to blocked drains, drain inspection and repairs, we have the nose and skills to sniff out and fix any plumbing issues. If you’re in the Greater Perth, give us a whistle!