SEPTIC TANK PUMPING IN CINCINNATI, OH
Buying and installing a septic system is no small purchase. Therefore, to better protect your investment, it is best to have your septic tank pumped on a regular basis.
It is not impossible for you to do this job, but hiring a professional service is a far better option. A quality septic tank pumping service will bring the skills, the right tools, and adhere to strict safety protocols. You, the homeowner, can relax, keep your hands clean, and feel safe that your investment is looked after.
With our knowledge and industry expertise, our septic tank pumping service ensures that your entire system will be in tip-top shape for many years to come.
IMPORTANCE OF PUMPING A SEPTIC SYSTEM
Although a septic system is made of several individual parts, most of the work is done by the septic tank itself. Whenever you flush your toilet or send wastewater down a drain, it is delivered to the tank via an “inlet” pipe. Inside the tank, the “baffles” ensure that all waste is properly separated into three distinct waste products.
Lightweight items, such as toilet paper and oil or grease, naturally float to the top of the tank and form a waste product known as “scum”. On the other hand, heavier waste sinks to the bottom and is referred to as “sludge”. The third waste product is known as “effluent”, made up by any remaining liquid waste, which freely flows out of the tank through an outlet and naturally drains into a ground area, known as a “field bed” or “leach field”.
The problem is that, over time, sludge will accumulate in the tank and cause problems if it is not removed regularly. When sludge is left to accumulate for too long, it will eventually try to exit through the outlet, clogging up your system’s pipes, as well as your field bed. Then, when any new waste is sent to the tank, it will not have anywhere to go and could end up backing up into the drains of your home.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD A SEPTIC TANK BE PUMPED?
Obviously, you are going to want to avoid having a sewer backup at any cost necessary. If sludge is allowed to build up enough to cause a sewer backup, having your septic pipes cleared and the damage repaired can quickly become very costly.
How often a tank should be pumped will depend on how many people live in the home. With that, we typically recommend having a septic tank pumped out every 3 to 5 years. However, if your home has a smaller tank, a garbage disposal system, or if you have a larger family, you might want to do this every 2 to 3 years.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PUMPING AND CLEANING
Any septic tank company can use a vacuum truck to remove sludge from your tank. However, how thoroughly they do the job will define whether they “pump” out your tank or actually “clean” it.
In some cases, a company might simply use their vacuum truck to “pump” the liquids from your tank. But a more thorough way to do this is to actually “clean” the liquid, as well as the solids.
The truth is that the words “pumping” and “cleaning” are used interchangeably in the industry. Our well-trained technicians will always let you know when cleaning is necessary. This will ensure that all liquids and solids are removed from your septic tank.
SEPTIC MAINTENANCE TIPS
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid costly septic system repairs. This includes:
- Not planting trees or shrubs near or above your tank
- Not parking vehicles or heavy objects near or above your tank
- Not flushing paper towels, baby wipes, or diapers
It is also a good idea to have a clear diagram that shows exactly where your septic tank is located. If a contractor does not have to spend any time finding your tank, the cost of labor can be significantly lower when it is time to have your tank pumped out.
Other things to avoid putting down your drains include:
- Time-release pills, capsules, or chemotherapy drugs
- Certain toilet bowl cleaner chemicals
- Anti-bacterial hand soaps
- Certain dishwashing soaps and detergents
- Water softeners
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL SERVICES
The tips we have talked about above do not only affect the functionality of your septic system, they also give septic companies a reason to do a sub-par job and not pump your tank properly.
Before calling anyone to have your septic system serviced, it is important to choose a provider with the right knowledge and experience to get the job done right.
Our septic services assure clients that wastewater flows smoothly into the city’s main disposal line without disruption. Tank pumping requires only one phone call to our office, we will be there for your septic needs.