Septic tank pumping is very important in order for your septic system to work properly. This service is generally performed periodically to help remove waste deposits which form at the bottom of your tank, which puts undue stress on the system over time. If you do not regularly perform septic tank pumping, there is a good chance that clogs may form and cause the water to back up into your home, causing unpleasant odors and possibly even mildew. Below are some helpful tips on how you can choose a reputable septic tank pumping company.

One of the first things to look for when seeking out a professional septic tank pumping company is whether or not they carry specialized equipment such as pressure washers for cleaning out the pipes. These devices are often used to clear away large amounts of accumulated sludge and scum. A regular septic tank pumping service would not be able to use these types of tools because the pipes are too large and heavy for them to effectively clean. While you certainly don’t want to have to deal with an overflowing toilet, it is much better to have your pipes clear of accumulated sludge and scum than to have your drains backed up and running illegally.

Another way to ensure that your septic tanks are pumped every two years is to make sure that your homeowner’s insurance covers any expenses for repairs to your pipes, including those needed to pump them out. Many people fail to think about this because it simply isn’t a big factor in the cost of having your septic tank pumped out. If you are covered, you won’t have to worry about what to do if you have a broken pipe or a clogged drain.

It is also important to make sure that your septic tank pumping service is careful to not damage your sewage system in the process. Because waste material is pumped into the tank via a long hose, it must be pumped while the system is operating very slowly. Overpumping can cause your waste water level to rise very quickly, causing sewage back-up and a blocked drain. Damage to the sewage system might not be immediately visible, but damage to the pipes will be noticeable over time.

One more reason that you should make sure your septic tank pumping service clears your sewage system is that doing so can help prevent slow draining drains. For example, if your pipes are obstructed by sludge or sediment, your water will take longer to drain. This will leave it backed up and ready to start backing up again. If this happens, the sewage can enter into your pooling water, where it will cause damage to the pipes and could end up in the pooling water. By pumping your water slowly, you will prevent this from happening.

A final point to keep in mind is the possibility that your sewage tank could develop problems with sludge or sediment buildup under the sludge control valve. Under no circumstances should the inspection ports or the bowls located on either side of the tank to be touched by any human being, or animal. The inspection ports and the bowls should only be handled by trained professionals. Any attempts to open the tank without proper care to prevent injury may lead to septic tank pumping failure, or in the worst case, a malfunction of the sewage system itself.

SC Septic2327 Stanford Rd
Geer, South Carolina 29651
(864) 395-5539