Do you pay monthly sewer bills? If not, then your building is probably not connected to a centralized sewer system. Instead, your property relies on an on-site wastewater treatment system such as a septic system. In such a case, you are responsible for maintenance and repairs – and arguably the most important maintenance task is septic pumping. If your septic system is neglected, then you might need a comprehensive wastewater treatment system cleaning. You don’t have to get your hands dirty though. When you need septic tank pumping or septic tank cleaning in Santa Rose Valley, you can just call Rooter Man to have a uniformed septic specialist take care of the dirty work.
The septic system has two major components, a septic tank and a drain field. The septic tank is where waste and wastewater are held. Well, the wastewater is only there for a short time. The wastewater flows through the septic tank and toward the drain field where it percolates through the soil for treatment.
The solid waste, as well as the scum floating at the top, will – and MUST – stay in the septic tank. Otherwise, they can cause blockages in the pipes and septic system. There in the tank, the solid waste gets broken down into sludge thanks to the help of “good” bacteria housed in the septic tank.
As you can guess, the sludge levels will accumulate over time until they get dangerously close to the inlet and outlet pipes. That’s when septic pumping comes in. This process involves a specialized truck equipped with a vacuum to suck out the majority of the waste in the tank. The frequency of septic pumping depends on factors like the size of the tank and your household, but the general rule of thumb is to pump the tank once every 3 to 5 years.
Septic pumping and septic cleaning in Santa Rosa Valley are often used interchangeably, but there is an important difference between the two. Pumping the tank requires special equipment, but it’s a relatively quick and simple job. Septic cleaning is more involved, and it includes pumping the septic tank as well as cleaning the walls as well as the nooks and crannies. It is recommended to have the septic tank cleaned periodically to ensure things are flowing smoothly. In fact, if it has been more than 5 years since your last septic pumping in Santa Rose Valley, then consider a thorough septic tank cleaning to start with a clean slate.
An overfilled septic tank can result in a host of problems. These consequences include:
If you need emergency septic pumping or septic cleaning in Santa Rosa Valley, you can call Rooter Man to speak with a live representative today.