If you are among the twenty percent of homeowners whose building is NOT connected to a public sewer system, then you likely rely on a septic system for waste and wastewater treatment. Though this means you don’t have to pay monthly sewer bills, the responsibility of maintaining the septic system rests on your shoulders. Septic pumping and septic cleaning are among the most important maintenance tasks, but you don’t have to get your hands dirty. Call Rooter Man to leave the septic tank pumping and septic tank cleaning in Tujunga to septic professionals. Our courteous representatives are on standby to take your call. We are happy to schedule a flexible appointment or arrange an urgent septic tank cleaning today.
Understanding how the septic system works will give you a better understanding of why septic pumping in Tujunga is so crucial.
Waste and wastewater generated by your household travels through the drain line and into the septic tank. There, they break down into three primary layers: A top layer of grease, a middle layer of wastewater, and a bottom layer of solid waste.
The wastewater, or liquid effluent, travels out of the tank toward the drain field where it percolates through the soil for treatment. The solid waste and grease, meanwhile, remain in the septic tank where they are broken down into space-saving sludge.
As you can imagine, the septic tank can only hold a limited volume of sludge. After some time, the tank will have to be pumped out. Otherwise, the septic system could clog, overflow, or even experience a system failure.
The average septic tank can hold somewhere between 1,000 to 2,000 gallons of waste and wastewater, but the septic tank should be pumped before the solid waste gets near the inlet and outlet pipes.
The frequency of septic pumping depends on a number of factors such as the size of the tank and your household as well as the amount of waste generated, but the rule of thumb is to pump the tank once every 3 to 5 years.
Septic pumping and septic cleaning are often used interchangeably, but there is an important difference between the two. Septic pumping involves vacuuming out a majority of the septic tank, but cleaning includes pressure washing and deep cleaning to give the septic tank a fresh slate.
We generally recommend septic cleaning in Tujunga if it has been over 5 years since you have pumped the tank as septic cleaning can get rid of stubborn gunk and muck that typical septic pumping cannot get.
Are you experiencing sewage backups or getting a smell of sewage out in the yard? If so, then it might be past time for septic tank cleaning in Tujunga. Timely wastewater treatment system cleaning is crucial to avoid an overfilled or overflowing septic tank. Don’t waste another second. Call Rooter Man to schedule a convenient appointment or request an urgent dispatch today.