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We have found water on the basement floor 2 of the last three days. when I checked the pump and the float mechanism it seems to be working fine. Last night our iron filter regenerated and the water mixed with permangenate got all over. Again I checked the pump operationally by running the washer and when the pit filled with water the float on the pump activated and started the pump and when the water level went down the pump stopped running. We can't figure out what's going on and why water is ending up all over the basement floor. the home is 2 years old and we've never had a problem before in the basement.

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The float is sticking when you are not observing its action. I have had the same experience.

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SOURCE: water backing up into my basement ejector pump during heavy rain

I have seen this problem several times before. The ejector pump should be in a separate crock in the ground by itself. Someone has installed it in the crock that is meant to pump out drain water. Probably the result of adding a bathroom in the basement. You need to bust another hole in the floor and install a separate crock to solve this problem correctly. If it just started happening go outside and look at he gutters to make sure water is running away from the house and not up against the foundation.

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SOURCE: Ejector pumps started to go off frequently

The ejector pumps probably pump to the same sewer pipe you had rooted. Rooting can do damage. Trees can break into your sewer pipe, jam them up with roots, and let ground water in. The ground water may be following your sewer pipes on the outside back to your house. It costs a lot, but you can have your pipes examined with a tv camera, the rooter people can do that. Make sure your ejectors have check valves, and they are working right. It's easy for something to get stuck in the check, and then water will come back.

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This really depends entirely on you. the higher the water level the less frequently it will run. most motors use more power to start than they do to run so starting less should save you money.

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