Understanding Septic Tank Pumping

Septic PumpingBy design, septic tank systems are fairly simple. All drains in the home converge to a single pipe that leads to the septic tank buried outside. When the waste water from your toilets, shower sinks & washing machines leave your house, it’s combined. When it hits the septic tank, however, it begins to separate. The heaviest matter in the waste, called sludge sinks to the bottom. At the top of the tank, fats, oils and proteins form the floating scum layer. In the middle is the comparatively clear liquid layer called effluent or gray water.

Simple as their design may be, septic tank systems require the homeowner to monitor them before problems arise. Usually, once a problem becomes obvious, it’s too late for any simple septic pumping solution. Fixing big septic problems often requires thousands of dollars worth of parts and labor. Fortunately, a little maintenance including routine septic pumping can go a long way in avoiding problems.

Having your septic system inspected includes getting your sludge and scum levels measured, checking the system’s pipes and mechanisms and inspecting the drain field to make sure it’s processing waste properly. The average septic tank system usually requires septic pumping every one to three years. For fast response to your septic system pumping, repairs or inspection needs call the licensed professionals at All Septic All Plumbing.

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