Septic Tank Cleaning

Having your septic tank cleaned on a regular basis is essential for maintaining your septic system. Professional septic tank cleaning is the only way to remove sludge and greases before they can harm your secondary filter.

The average household septic system should be serviced at least every 2 years by a licensed septic service professional.

Aeration systems, with electrical float switches, pumps, or mechanical components, should be inspected and serviced every 6 months.

State regulations require some systems to be serviced every 6 months.

How Often Does a Septic Tank Need Pumped?

Anywhere between once a year to once every 3 years; the schedule for septic tank cleaning varies greatly between households. There are several factors that determine how often your septic tank will require cleaning, including size of household, amount of wastewater generated, amount of solids going into the septic tank, and the size of the septic tank.

Maintaining your septic system will require more regular service if you have a garbage disposal or 4 or more people in your household.

Our team of septic service technicians will evaluate your consumption and use and advise how often you will need to have your septic tank cleaned.

Number of Residents
The average indoor water use in a single-family home is nearly 70 gallons/day per individual. However, issues like a single leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water per day.
The less water a household uses, the less water enters the septic system.
Volume of Solids
Whether you flush it down the toilet or grind it in the garbage disposal, everything that goes down your drains ends up in your septic system.
What goes down the drain affects how well your septic system works and how often it will need pumped.
Size of Septic Tank
The size of your septic tank will also determine the frequency which it needs pumped. Tank sizes can range anywhere from 500 gallons to 2000 gallons.

Using water efficiently and limiting the amount of solids going into your tank (limiting garbage disposal use) are the best ways to reduce the frequency which your septic tank needs cleaned. It will also improve the operation of you septic system and reduce the risk of failure.

Be sure to read our "Do's and Don'ts" section for tips on how you can keep your septic system running properly.

We recommend that you have an Operation & Maintenance Plan in place to have your septic tank or aeration tank checked regularly.

It's so easy to forget to call to get your septic system serviced when everything appears to be going fine. It's like changing the oil on your car; if you're not reminded, it's easy to forget. However, it is equally important since most septic systems have mechanized parts.

What is Included in a Septic Tank Cleaning?

Cleaning a septic tank involves the use of a vacuum tank truck. The technician stretches hose from the truck and vacuums the contents of the tank out.

The cleaning of a septic tank normally takes less than one hour.

As part of our septic tank cleaning service our technician will examine the tank level, baffles and sump pumps as well as clean the aerator shaft.

There are many different styles of septic tanks and components. Our technicians are trained to evaluate, diagnose and repair any type of septic or aeration system.

Call us today and we can help you determine what maintenance is appropriate for your type of system.

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