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Top Plumbing Issues and How Best to Avoid Them: An Interview with Aaron Poster of The Pump Works Inc.

By Aaron Poster

Tell us a little about your company and the services you offer.

I Started my company in 1997. Most of the work I was involved with was with Grinder Pumps and Central Sewer. Grinder Pumps and Grinder Pump Stations are for low pressure sewer systems. I then later got into service and repair of well pumps. Most of the communities in the Poconos were developed with small lots and made it more profitable for builders to capitalize on this by building more homes per acreage. Therefore Grinder Pumps are more common in this region.

What is the most common plumbing issue that you've seen in Pennsylvania homes?

One of the most common Plumbing issues that I have seen is the neglect of what people put down their drains. Most have moved here from the city where before when you flushed it or washed it down the drain it went into central city sewer. Now you have on site or local sewer. Some of the biggest issues are grease, disposable wipes and heavy toilet papers.

What advice would you give someone who has a plumbing emergency and needs to get professional help fast?

The best advice I can give someone who has a plumbing emergency is and needs professional help is, shop around and make sure you know who you are hiring! Beware of the plain Pickup Truck.

What's the best way for people to contact you and your company?

The Best way to contact us is Toll Free at 888-675-2776 or email at

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Aaron Poster is President and Manager at The Pump Works Inc.

Phone: 888-675-2776

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