Out basement floor has what the plumber called a "sewage ejector pump"
to pump the sewage up to the ground floor so gravity can take it away.
But once in a while I hear a strong bubbling sound coming from the
cavity where the sewage goes before it is pumped out. Plus, there
have been days where you can smell the sewage.
Is the Bubbling normal? Plumber didn't seem concerned... should I be?
I only have one at work, so my experience is limited, but I have NEVER
smelled sewage, and you never should. As for the noise, two thoughts.
water draining in from a location where the drains are quiet. Second,
mine has a check valve ~5 feet up, it then goes up, over and then down.
This 'loop' causes a vacuum to develop after the pump has run, making a
funny water running, maybe bubbling sound.
Bubbling??? Hummm.... check valve going bad???
I assume its installed vertically. If that lets go
maybe you would here the left over water going
back down the pipe into the sewage container.
As for the smell... The unit should be vented to the outside
world. It should really never smell at all. Check and make sure
the vent for its free and clear.
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