Many people are told that if their home is on a septic tank that they need to have it pumped regularly. Yet, few people actually know what happens during a septic tank pump. First and foremost, know this: a septic tank pumping is not a DIY project! Having your septic tank pumped requires hiring a trusted septic service company do the job for you. Here you will learn the basics of what happens during a septic pump so that you can better understand the task and why you should remember to schedule it routinely.
Your septic tank is an underground holding container for all of the waste that leaves your homes through pipes in your bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room. Perhaps just knowing what your septic tank holds will be encouragement enough to remember to have it pumped regularly! During a septic tank pumping, a septic service company will come to your property and locate the lid to your septic tank. They have the specialized equipment needed to locate your tank if you do not know where it is located. Once found, the lid will be uncovered and opened, and a vacuum pump will be inserted down into the tank. The vacuum will suck up the gallons of liquid sludge and wastes from your tank.
The process of pumping a septic tank will take between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of your tank and how long it has been since it has been pumped. Once the tank is empty, specialized cleaning tools and a hose will be used to clean the outlet effluent filters. These filters are what connect your tank to the drain field, and they are necessary components that keep solid waste from entering the drain field. After the process, the lid to your tank will be replaced, and the vacuum truck will leave your property to properly dispose of the tank’s contents in a non-hazardous, state-approved location.
As you can see, this is not a DIY project! While it is a simple project, it is one that only professionals can complete. Septic Service Pro is the name you can trust for your septic tank needs. Call us when it’s time for your septic tank pumping.
Posted on behalf of Septic Service Pro