Here are some of the most commen questions we get asked on a daily basis. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to answer them.
Do I Need An Appointment?
We prefer you set up and appointment with at least 24 hours in advance to make sure we are able to accommodate your needs, but we often have availability same day.
What Method Of Payment Do You Accept?
We accept all major credit/debit cards, cash, and checks.
What Is A Septic System?
A septic system is an on-site sewage treatment and disposal system buried underground. It is composed of a septic tank and a soil absorption area.The modern septic tank is a water-tight box usually made of reinforced precast concrete, concrete blocks or reinforced fiberglass, through which no natural bacteria is able to enter. This structure is where organic solids are decomposed by a natural enzymatic bacterial process.The purpose of your tank is to treat household wastes including body wastes, laundry water, bath water and discarded food. Septic systems are designed to work indefinitely if they are properly installed and maintained. It is critical to have your septic tank pump out regularly and to maintain proper levels of enzyme and bacterial action.
How Does My Septic Tank Work?
Waste enters the tank from toilets, Sinks, tubs, and drains. Organic solid material floats to the top of the tank forming a layer commonly called “scum.” Inorganic materials and bi-products from enzyme and bacteria digestion settle to the bottom of the tank regularly will convert these solid materials to liquid, which then flow through your underground pipes to the drain field. In the drain field the enzymes and bacteria continue to help reduce glazing and improve soil absorption.
Why Do I Need A Pumping Service?
Pollutants from a poorly functioning system can be drawn into your well and come out in your drinking, cooking and bathing water. If your tank isn’t cleaned regularly, sludge and scum will clog the drain field and cause the whole system to fail.It is important to remove this solid material before it reaches the level of the discharge outlet and flows into the drain field. There is a certain amount of material that is not biodegradable and must be removed by pumping. If your system should stop or overflow, there could be offensive odors as well as dangerous health hazards.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Often Should My Septic Tank Be Cleaned?
How often a septic tanks needs to be emptied depends on the number of people living in the home, the amount of water being flushed into the system , the condition of the system, and field size/condition . As a general rule, septic tanks should be emptied every 3 to 5 years.
How Much Does It Cost To Have My Septic Tank Pumped Out?
The cost of pumping a septic system varies by the size, type, and other factors about the system itself. If you need a better idea about the cost for pumping your system please call us and we will be more than happy to assist you; by asking you a series of questions we will be able to determine an estimated cost to pump and clean your system.