The septic system, or on-site wastewater treatment system, is an integral part of any property that is not connected to a public sewer system. This on-site facility works by collecting and treating waste and wastewater – all within the property’s perimeter. Though septic systems save property owners from paying monthly sewer bills, the maintenance and repairs become the property owner’s responsibility. Septic pumping and septic cleaning are two such maintenance tasks. If you are looking for septic tank pumping or septic tank cleaning in La Canada Flintridge, then grab your phone and call Rooter Man to schedule an appointment or request an emergency dispatch today.
The septic system is comprised of two primary components, as well as other minor parts. There are the septic tank and the drain field. Waste and wastewater generated by your household travel through the drain line and into the septic tank, where they form three layers from top to bottom: scum, wastewater, and solid waste.
The wastewater readily flows onto the drain field through the outlet pipe, and the scum and solid waste remain in the tank where they break down into sludge. Though sludge is dense and saves space, the tank will eventually fill beyond safe levels and must be emptied out.
Septic tank pumping in La Canada Flintridge involves using a specialized truck and equipment to vacuum out a majority of the wastewater, solid waste, and sludge in the septic tank.
The general rule of thumb is to pump out the septic tank once every 3 to 5 years, though this number depends on a number of factors like the size of the septic tank and the working condition of the septic system as a whole. Your household size and plumbing usage are also factors.
Septic pumping in La Canada Flintridge requires special equipment but it’s a relatively quick job. Septic tank cleaning is a more thorough job that includes pumping the tank as well as performing deep cleaning to remove grime and other buildup on the tank’s walls.
It is advised to clean the tank if you have not had it pumped in the past 5 years. It is also good practice to have it cleaned once every other septic pumping appointment.
When it comes to maintaining your septic system, it is important to choose a trusted and reliable company. Rooter Man is an established business with uniformed and knowledgeable staff as well as a commitment to exceptional customer service.
Septic cleaning in La Canada Flintridge is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Call Rooter Man, schedule an appointment, and we’ll have a crew at your location to take care of the rest. We also offer emergency wastewater treatment system cleaning if your septic system is backing up or showing signs of overfill.
Call Rooter Man at any time of the day to speak with a live representative. We are ready when you are.