Lift Station Services

We Install, Repair, and Replace Sewer Lift Stations

Lift Stations At Prime Septic: An Essential Component For Efficient Wastewater Management
Serving Belton, Greenville, Easley, and Surrounding Areas

Welcome to Prime Septic, your local experts in septic solutions! We specialize in providing comprehensive septic system services across Greenville, Belton, and surrounding areas in South Carolina. Today, we would like to talk about lift stations — what they are, their uses, common issues that may arise, and how our services including installation, repair, and replacement can offer a solution. We're also here to guide you about the specific regulations governing lift stations in our local upstate region.

Prime Septic is a septic services company that specializes in lift station services.  We are based out of Belton, SC and serving Anderson County and the surrounding area.  Whether you need a lift station repaired or replaced or even a new lift station installation, we can help!

What is a Lift Station?

A lift station is an integral component of a septic system designed to pump wastewater or sewage from a lower to higher elevation when the gradient of the area does not allow for natural flow. Equipped with pumps, valves, and electronic control systems, lift stations ensure that your septic system functions smoothly and efficiently. They can be crucial in areas where topography or land use issues make traditional gravity-based systems impractical.

Uses of Lift Stations

Lift stations primarily find use in municipal wastewater management systems and septic systems of residential, commercial, or industrial properties located in hilly or uneven terrain. They enable the movement of wastewater from lower to higher ground, leading to the wastewater treatment plant or the drain field. This makes them an essential component in maintaining sanitation and hygiene in the community.

Lift Station Repair

With our professional repair services, we ensure that your lift station operates seamlessly around the clock. Our team is skilled in identifying issues ranging from pump malfunctions, switch issues to blockages, and power outages. After thorough inspection and diagnosis, we provide effective repair solutions adhering to South Carolina's regulatory standards.

Common Lift Station Problems We Can Repair

Just like any other system, lift stations can encounter issues affecting their operation. Here are a few common ones:

  1. Pump Failure: Pump failure is a common problem that can cause the lift station to stop functioning. This can be due to wear and tear, mechanical issues, or electrical problems.
  2. Float Switch Issues: Float switches signal the pump to start and stop. If they malfunction, they can cause the pump to run continuously or not at all, resulting in possible overflow or pump damage.
  3. Power Outages: During power outages, lift stations without backup power can cease operation, leading to a potential backup of wastewater.
  4. Blockages: Accumulation of debris, fats, oils, or grease can lead to blockages, restricting the flow of wastewater.

Lift Station Replacement

When repair is no longer a viable option, or if your lift station is nearing the end of its service life, we at Prime Septic provide expert replacement services. We understand the requirements of your property and replace your old lift station with a new, efficient model that meets all DHEC guidelines.

South Carolina Regulations on Lift Stations

South Carolina has specific rules and regulations concerning the installation, maintenance, and operation of lift stations. Prime Septic adheres to these guidelines to ensure the safety and longevity of your septic system. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) stipulates that lift stations must be inspected and serviced at regular intervals by qualified professionals to ensure optimal operation and compliance with environmental standards.

Lift Station Installation

At Prime Septic, we excel in professional lift station installations. Our team assesses your property and topography, and based on your unique needs, designs and installs an efficient lift station. Our installation process follows South Carolina’s stringent DHEC regulations. By opting for our services, you can rest assured that your lift station installation will be of the highest standard, maximizing the efficiency of your septic system.

Prime Septic Offers Lift Station Services in Belton, Greenville, Easley, and Upstate South Carolina

Lift stations are an integral part of any septic system, especially in areas where topography prevents the use of gravity-based systems. At Prime Septic, we are committed to providing comprehensive lift station services that include installation, repair, and replacement, following the stringent guidelines set by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

We understand the challenges that a malfunctioning lift station can present. Our expert team is always ready to address your concerns promptly and professionally. By choosing Prime Septic, you can be assured of a smooth, efficient, and regulation-compliant lift station that enhances your septic system's operation and longevity.

Prime Septic is your partner for reliable, high-quality septic solutions in the Greenville and Belton area. Reach out to us today to find out more about our lift station services and how we can support your wastewater management needs. We are dedicated to providing you with premier septic services that meet and exceed your expectations. Trust Prime Septic for all your lift station requirements, and let us be your companion in maintaining a clean and healthy environment.

If you’d like to schedule service for your lift station please give us a call  (864) 401-1111 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back to you.

What Do Our Clients Say About Us...?


Our septic system had filled with water from all the rain we've had recently, I called to see if they could come out and pump the septic before it overflowed and sure enough I was told they could be out same day before noon. The pumping took less than an hour, the customer service was excellent, and I will be using them again for my plumbing/septic needs.

Katie Abl November 30, 2022

Had my septic system pumped out. Prime did a fantastic job. They were on time and the whole process took less that an hour. Would definitely recommend them and will use them again!!

William Simpson August 19, 2022

We had our septic tank back up. It was as scary and frustrating as all unexpected home mishaps are. We called one company who couldn't come out for almost 30 hours. Another that came out promptly for an estimate, but the estimate was $887. And then we called Prime. They told us exactly what it would cost over the phone ($425 for us), and scheduled us for first thing the next morning (about 18 hours from the call). They called us before 9am to let us know they were on their way. They dug up the tank and pumped it and recovered it and were done in about 1 hour. They answered all of our questions about our system and were so sweet and professional. We will 100% be using them in the future (definitely not waiting as long next time) and recommending them to everyone!

Frankie Bernard June 30, 2022

The pump the septic... very polite and responses quickly

lelani gibson May 2, 2022

Great service! I called on Monday and they were at my house to pump our septic tank on Tuesday. The guys that came to my house were quick and efficient. Will most definitely be recommending them to friends and family.

Kayleigh Sheehy March 29, 2022

They set me an appointment and showed up fast to pump out my system and repair ,was very respectful and considerate and very knowledgeable about the work performed ,and when he left you could not tell they had been there cause they put everything back and picked up there was no mess at all . If anyone is having trouble with there septic these are the ones to call I guarantee you will be very impressed as we were.

Cheeta K. bnwild February 13, 2022

They were very responsive to come out the next day for a non-emergency pumping. Zach had to dig about 3-1/2" down to reach the access port and did it with minimal disturbance to my yard. He noted some issues and made great recommendations to improve performance and was very upfront with pricing and how necessary they were.

Jamie Lassahn February 11, 2022

We are new to country living and didn’t realize we needed our septic tank pumped. Called them around 2pm and they said they could come the next morning. Showed up on time and did an amazing job. Very professional. I read reviews before calling a company. This was the first one I called and will definitely be using them in the future.

Bethany Toledo February 10, 2022

We have never had a septic system before so when we needed routine maintenance we needed to rely on reviews from others to get a recommendation for service. Prime Septic was great. When we called to get some information about pumping a septic tank the owner answered the call and educated me on the process. He was able to get us on the schedule with next day service. The serviceman-Zachary arrived on time, was very professional, respected our property and answered any further questions we had. Prime Septic was very reasonably priced compared to others places we called. We would highly recommend this company , and they will be the first place we will call if we have any future issues. Support the small businesses , because your a name not just a job .

Carol Gregorich October 6, 2021

Prime was awesome, I appreciate that of the 4 businesses I called, they answered, they scheduled with me to pump and inspect our septic system, they were on time, they were fast, they were thorough and since this is my first septic system, they were willing to answer questions. The price was right and Prime was awesome in making me feel good about the service as well as the services I'll need going forward. Call them, they're good.

Keith Shapiro September 18, 2021

Great company to work with! I will use them again next time I need my septic tank pumped. Thanks so much!

Darlene Norton June 8, 2020

Prime Septic has great customer service! We called to schedule having our septic tank pumped in the afternoon and Levi and Cody arrived when they said they would the next morning. They we’re quick, efficient and professional and I strongly recommend their services!

Tim Lockaby May 20, 2020

Questions About Lift Stations?

We try and answer the most common questions we know customers ask about their lift stations.  If you have a question that isn't answered here, please give us a call (864) 401-1111.

If your property has a low elevation and doesn't allow wastewater to flow naturally to a sewer system or septic drain field, a lift station may be required. It's best to have a professional assessment to confirm.

Routine maintenance should be performed at least annually, but the frequency might depend on the usage and local regulations. Regular maintenance can help identify potential issues early and prevent costly repairs in the future.

Regular maintenance of a lift station involves checking and cleaning the pumps, valves, and float switches. It may also include the inspection of the control panel and alarm system, as well as removal of debris or accumulated waste materials.

A lift station pump can last between 15-20 years with proper maintenance. However, the exact lifespan can vary depending on the quality of the pump, the usage, and how well it's maintained.

Some common signs that your lift station might need repair include frequent or continuous alarms, unpleasant odors, unusual noises, sewage backups, or if the system is not pumping out effluent as it should.

It's not recommended to install or repair a lift station on your own. Lift stations deal with hazardous waste, and improper handling can lead to environmental contamination and potential health risks. It's best to hire a professional service provider like Prime Septic for these tasks.

The timeframe can vary depending on the extent of the damage or the complexity of the installation. On average, repairs might take a few hours to a day, while installations could take a couple of days.

A lift station alarm typically signals an issue with the system such as high water level, pump failure, or power loss. If your alarm goes off, it's best to contact a professional service provider like Prime Septic immediately to avoid potential sewage backups or overflows.

Regular professional maintenance is the key to extending the lifespan of your lift station. Avoid disposing of non-degradable items, oils, or grease into the system to prevent blockages and premature wear on the pumps.

Yes, in South Carolina, all lift station installation and repairs must adhere to the standards set by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). It's essential to hire a licensed professional who is familiar with these regulations.

The cost of installing a lift station varies depending on factors such as the type of pump required, the complexity of the installation, and local regulations. A professional quote from a service provider like Prime Septic will provide an accurate estimate.

Unpleasant smells could indicate a problem such as a blockage, a malfunctioning vent, or a full wet well. It's advisable to call a professional as soon as possible to diagnose and fix the issue.

Yes, it's possible to retrofit an existing septic system with a lift station, but the feasibility depends on various factors including the layout of your property and the current septic system. An assessment by a professional is recommended.

A simplex lift station has one pump, while a duplex lift station has two. Duplex stations provide redundancy; if one pump fails, the other can continue to operate, preventing potential system failure.

Lift stations must be installed and maintained following regulations to prevent contamination of the surrounding environment. Proper sealing and venting are crucial to prevent odors and gas build-up, and alarm systems must be in place to detect any potential issues early.

The power usage depends on the specific pump's power rating and how often it needs to run. Your lift station installer can provide an estimate of the expected power consumption.

Lift stations can be equipped with backup generators to ensure continuous operation during power outages. Some also use a secondary, backup pump that can take over if the primary pump fails.

Regular cleaning helps to prevent the build-up of debris, fats, oils, and grease, which can lead to blockages and reduce the efficiency of the pumps. It also helps to identify potential issues early and extends the lifespan of the lift station.

Warranty terms can vary depending on the manufacturer and the specific components. It's best to check with your service provider or the equipment manufacturer for the most accurate information.

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