Pumping Services-NO DIGGING OPTIONS AVAILABLE
An amazing number of septic tank system owners believe that if they haven't had any problems with their systems, they don't need to pump out their tanks. Unfortunately this is a serious and sometimes costly misconception. As your system is used, solid materials settle to the bottom of the tank, forming a sludge layer. Grease and lightweight materials float to the surface of the septic tank as scum.
Normally, properly designed tanks have enough space for up to three to five years' safe accumulation of sludge. When the sludge level increases beyond this point, sewage has less time to settle properly before leaving the tank. As the sludge level increases, more solid wastes escape into the soil absorption system. If the soil absorption system becomes so clogged that it cannot absorb liquid at the rate at which it enters the tank, the plumbing will "back up" or unsanitary wastewater will bubble to the surface.
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Other Reasons to Pump Septic Tanks
You should pump the septic tank before it is backing up into the house or onto the lawn. By this time, pumping the tank is usually a short-term remedy. The reason for the backup needs to be determined.
Quite often a septic tank that has been neglected will backup because the distribution lines and/or drainfield has clogged with sludge. The solution ends up being a major repair or expensive replacement.
Septic Effluent on the Lawn
Strong septic odors or effluent puddles on the lawn in the drainfield area are good indicators of septic tank problems. This will motivate people to pump their septic tank, but pumping the tank now is a very temporary solution. Effluent on the lawn indicates that a major repair or replacement is necessary.
Sale of the House
Many times a realtor will recommend that the septic tank be pumped out prior to the sale of a home. It is a good idea to do this in conjunction with the septic inspection survey that is required with a real estate closing.
For septic tank or septic tank problems like these, contact Greer Septic Tank Service
- Septic Tank Cleaning
- Septic Tank Replacement
- No-dig Repairs
- Sewer Pumps
- Septic Tank Treatment and Maintenance Products
- High-pressure Jet Rodding
- Complete Backhoe Service
- Grease Trap Pumping
- Video Camera Inspection
- Sewer Water Line Installation
- Lot Clearing
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- Sumner County
- East Davidson County