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Septic Specific Facts You Should Know

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When to Pump Your Septic Tank

Most septic system companies recommend pumping your septic tank every 3 to 5 years. Still, the exact time will vary based on the size of your household, the size and number of toilets, total wastewater generated, the volume of solids in wastewater and septic tank size.

The professionals at Septic Service Pro should inspect and evaluate when to get your tank cleaned. The service providers will assess its contents based on the level of water present in the tank when pumped. Depending on your septic system, you may need to have your septic tank pumped more frequently than three to five years.

How a Septic Tank Is Pumped

Pumping septic tanks is a straightforward process:

The pumping company uses a vacuum truck, which pumps out the effluent (sludge) from your septic tank. The sludge is sent to a landfill site or facility that can dispose of it properly.

The vacuum truck also drains the tank water discharged into a stream or body of water. The wastewater is treated before it goes back into the environment.

The vacuum truck refills your septic tank with clean water from its supply tank. Since most of the sludge has been removed, this will start to fill your septic tank again.

Caring for Your Septic System

Schedule your septic tank pumping regularly with Septic Service Pro and maintain your septic system. It will last longer and provide a more reliable service.

Keep these tips in mind:

  • If you notice any odors, water pooling near the tank or other potential problems, contact septic service professionals immediately to have it inspected and repaired as soon as possible.
  • When you empty the tank, put the lid back on it and position it correctly so it won’t leak.
  • Run a hose from under your kitchen sink to the septic tank to force air, allowing water to drain naturally. Don’t leave your hose connected for more than 24 hours, as this can cause backflow and water damage.
  • Get Septic Service Pro to clean out mainlines, pipes or drains leading into your septic tank, as these can fill with debris over time.

Let the Septic Service Pros inspect and clean your septic system as needed. When drains are slow to drain, backing up or odors persist, contact Septic Service Pro to inspect.

Posted on Behalf of Septic Service Pro

Posted on Behalf of Septic Service Pro

Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

Buford Office

6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: (678) 899-6457

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Jim is a true professional who worked with me over months to identify and correct septic field problems. His positive attitude and helpful discussion in resolving issues is the best I found.


Mike and Shane came out and did an outstanding job on replacing our septic pump. Same day service - and they came out on a Friday evening! Mother's day would not have been very happy if they didn't save the day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!


We had our septic tank pumped and baffle tee replaced. The guys were on time, respectful and quick. They cleaned up very well after the job and even fluffed our pine straw to perfection!! We'd recommend these guys without hesitation.


Michael and Shane did an awesome job. Had to pump the septic,install a new baffle tee and tail out line. Very little yard displaced. Will definitely use Septic Service Pro again. Very pleased.


We live in Dawsonville. The crew that came out was very professional. The company owner explained to me the value and the many details about the septic that I did not know, that is why I chose them in the first place. Excellent service. R.McGary


Jim and his crew installed a new leech field for us quickly and professionally at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the permitting and inspections and completed the work in a timely manner. Would recommend them to anyone.


Michael and assistant pointed out a leaking toilet that I didn't know I had (saved me $ there!). They also disturbed very little of the yard to get to the tank. Not the super cheapest but no hard upsell when they got here. Very pleased.


The team was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and FAST to arrive. The bill was extremely reasonable for the work needed to be done. I would HIGHLY recommend Septic Service Pro.


These guys were amazing. Jim and Mike came when they said they would, did the job, explained everything they did. Very courteous,and professional. I am a handicapped person and felt extremely comfortable with them at my home. Thank you!!!!!


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Cumming Office

562 Lakeland Plaza, Suite 202
Cumming, GA 30040

(678) 899-6457

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6295 Holly Court
Buford, GA 30518

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