Floats/Switches/Control Box

Septic Pump Maintenance & Replacement

Septic Pump Parts  Repair in Mooresville, Statesville and Surrounding Areas

Septic Pump Float (Control Float and Alarm Float) and Septic Pump Control Box/Control Panel




If your septic system uses a pump to remove wastewater from the tank to a drain field, your system will have a septic tank alarm and a float switch. When water rises in the tank above an unacceptable level, the float rises. The float flips and triggers an alarm to warn you that your could overflow if the problem is not addressed. 

At times the float switch will malfunction and sound the alarm when the tank isn’t overflowing. Before calling a septic service specialist, you can try troubleshooting the problem. 

Troubleshooting possible float switch problems:

  1. Check the on/off switch on the float switch to see if it turns on the pump. If it doesn’t, you may have either a dead switch or a malfunctioning pump.
  2. Inspect all exposed cable or wires to check for damage
  3. Sometimes the pump can be plugged directly into a power source, by-passing the switch. However, you are now operating the pump in a manual mode.   You will need to unplug the pump in order to turn it off or the pump could burn out.
  4. If the pump does not turn on when by-passing the switch and there is power to pump, there could be many different causes.  This problem will need to be addressed.  Call Lentz Wastewater. 


Control Panels are used to control a varietly of sizes of pumps.

Simplex Control Panels control single submersible pumps. Simplex panels include high water alarm, fuses for alarm circuit and circuit breakers.  These control panels are suitable to a single pump for residential or commercial sites.  

Duplex Control Panels are used to control dual submersible pumps.  These panels include high water alarm, fuses and circuit breakers. 

Time Dosing Control Panels distributes wastewater to a secondary system throughout the day.  Time dosing makes distributionto a secondary system possible using a cycled timer.

Control Panel Parts: 

  • switches

  • timers

  • bulbs

  • lenses

  • alarms

A Control Panel is used on a pump applications where automatic electrical cycling of the pump is desired for added protection in residential or commercial applications. A control panel is required for all systems using a non-automatic pump.  The pump control box’s job is to protect the pump and the pump motor.