Septic Tank Pumping
How it Works
If you are buying a home with a septic tank, or if you can't remember when it was last pumped, it's a good idea to get it done! Just as important as changing the oil in your car, the system is maintained by pumping the tank and reducing the waste building up inside it. Think of the tank as a filter that needs to be cleaned periodically. We recommend it every three to five years.
Some septic systems have parts that are exposed and visible, such as lids, alarms, and clean outs, but most are buried underground and easy to forget! Actually, many tanks get buried underneath decks, porches, sidewalks, sheds, stairs, and other structures, making them difficult to locate and even more difficult to open. Other tanks are buried at excessive depths. If you're unsure where your septic system is located, we will find it!
If it has been many years since your septic tank was pumped, it could be the culprit for backup issues in your home. Neglected tanks will accrue sludge for years which can become thick, hardened, and crusty, requiring specialized tools and lots of labor to break it down! If you're suspicious of your tank, call us before things progress.