This is the inside view of the sewage
ejector shown in the closet. Pumps last 7-10
years with normal use. If your pump is
over 10 years old, change it BEFORE it fails
filled with sewage and you will save some $
and lots of smelly aggravation.
The water on floor here next to this HVAC furnace is from the condensate pump which moves/pumps water away that is generated by HVAC use. Obviously this pump is failing, they last about 5-10 years.
This is what happens when the same guy who delivers your new refrigerator tries to be a plumber. Notice the white plastic "feral" at the very end of the clear pipe shown on the bottom, its on backwards and not positioned properly. The result? About 5k in water damage to the owners kitchen and wood floors because a $3 part was installed wrong.
Ever wonder what's under that cover you have seen in your basement? Well, you will when its starts oozing sewage! Don't wait until ejector pumps fail to replace them!
Here we have a shower underlayment membrane draining after final testing. I have had many tile installers want to put these in over the years despite the fact that plumbers have always handles this aspect of the tile shower construction. Some price it into the job, others offer once they start the work. As a plumbing company we firmly insist on installing these if for no other reason than we will be the first ones to get a call if it leaks, not to mention we actually test them. If your tile guy wants to install the waterproof pan AKA membrane or underlayment...just say "no thanks" and have your plumber do it.
The image to the left was taken with our thermal imaging camera. There is a shower on the other side of this wall. The bright yellow streak in the cross hairs is the hot water line feeding the shower valve and the dark blue streak is the cold water pipe feeding the shower valve. Thermal imaging is amazing. We can almost see through walls. This takes a lot of guess work out of finding problems and saves time and money.