PROBLEM: PUMP TANK ALARM IS ACTIVATED

Risks:

Tank effluent may back up into the house

Potential Causes:

  • Pump failed
  • Fuse breaker tripped
  • Pump unplugged
  • Controls malfunctioning
  • Ground or rainwater infiltration
  • Excessive water use
  • Frozen piping beyond tank
     

Potential Remedies:

  • Control water use
  • Check breaker and plugs
  • Check controls and pump
  • Undersized pumps; make sure a professional replaces pump with proper size unit
  • Fix leaks in plumbing, tank, or piping
  • Hire a professional to thaw the system