​​​​​​​​​​Central MO All Service Plumbing & Excavation 

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Serving the Entire Lake of the Ozarks Including Osage Beach, Eldon, Camdenton, Laurie, and Lake Ozark

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Grinder Pump Repair and Maintenance

At Central MO All Service Plumbing we specialize in grinder pump service and repair. Your grinder pump is the waste management unit, a cutting device, that is located at a most commonly located at low location in your yard or sometimes in a basement in a holding tank. It is designed to used with toilets, tubs and showers, dishwashers, washing machines, etc. that produce water. The grinder pump turns waste that is carried by water into a kind of slurry that is then moved through the sewer or septic system. Grinder Pumps can become easily blocked with dirt and debris. We even once found a walnut blocking a pump! Also foreign objects, such as ropes, strings, diapers, tampons, toys, etc., that are flushed, can damage pumps.

Symptoms of Grinder Pump Alarm Malfunctioning

When your alarm goes off or your red light starts flashing your grinder pumps may be malfunctioning and it is time to call the professionals at Central MO All Service Plumbing. We are your emergency plumber and will be there to take care of your pump. Some situations may be an easy fix, other may require a rebuild or a replacement. Our experienced technicians are experts at diagnosing and fixing the problem. We will attempt to come up with the most cost effective solution to your problem.

Reason Your Alarm May Be Sounding

  • Floats need to be cleaned or replaced
  • Seals need to be replaced
  • Tripped breaker
  • Clogged cutters binding the pump
  • Pump motor is burned up
  • Cutters have clogged
  • Issues with electrical components
  • Improper voltage
  • Water infiltration

Some Big Culprits In Grinder Pump Clogs

With over 25 years experience grinder pump repair and maintenance at Central MO All Service Plumbing have seen just about every grinder pump clog known. Some of the most common reasons for grinder pumps to clog is that people throw things down the toilet that just don't belong! We never mean to be indelicate but if it isn't one of the Three Ps - Pee, Poop, or (Toilet) Paper, don't flush it. (Check out the You Tube video below to see what the city of Washington DC has to say about the subject.) That goes for the so-called "Flushable Wipes" also...DON'T FLUSH THEM, THEY ARE NOT REALLY FLUSHABLE; they do not process through the grinder pumps the same as toilet paper and will clog them up. Here is a list of big no-no's for your lift station...

  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Bathroom Wipes (even if they say they are flushable!)
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Q-Tips
  • Feminine Sanitary Products including Tampons (even if they say they are flushable - the strings clog the pumps!)
  • Cloth Rags, Towels, and Diapers
  • Undergarments
  • Condoms


Central Mo All Service Plumbing offers many solutions to your grinder pump problems. We rebuild pumps in-house to save you money but when that isn’t a viable solutions, we offer for several reliable brands of grinder pumps to fit your budget and needs. Call us today for all of your grinder pump needs at the Lake of the Ozarks and the surrounding area.


Grinder Pumps