If you’re in need of septic tank pumping services in Conyers, GA, Septic Masters, LLC, is here for you. Our team has years of experience in maintaining, repairing, and installing septic tanks. A septic system is not the same as being connected to a city water supply, and they do require additional maintenance and regular inspections to ensure that they are functioning correctly. If your septic tank is backing up into your home or is showing other signs of being too full, it may be time to have it pumped. Call us today to arrange septic tank pumping in Conyers, GA.
Why Septic Tank Pumping Is Necessary
If you have never owned a home with a septic tank before, you may not understand why pumping is necessary. When waste from your home is flushed down a drain, it ends up in the septic tank. In the tank, this waste separates.
- Solid waste sinks to the bottom
- Heavy liquid waste such as oil and grease float above the solid waste
- Plain water rises to the top.
This plain water eventually passes out of the septic tank through pipes and into the drain field. Here, the soil helps filter out any remaining bacteria and other substances.
The solid waste in the tank is slowly broken down by anaerobic bacteria. This process is fairly slow, and over time, waste starts to build up faster than the bacteria can break it down. Over the years, your septic tank will slowly fill up. When it gets too full, there will be no space for new waste or even waste water coming in from your home.
By having us pump your tank on a regular basis, you can ensure this doesn’t happen.
The Pumping Process
The septic tank pumping process is straightforward. If we’ve worked with you before and know how often you need your tank pumped, we will send one of our pump trucks out to you. If it’s the first time you’ve called us, we may want to do an inspection first just so we fully understand your septic system and its needs.
When we arrive to pump your tank, we will locate and uncover the cleanout valve. Every septic tank has one, but it’s normally buried. If you don’t know where it is, we may need to dig several holes to find it.
After finding the cleanout valve, we attach a hose to it connecting it to the tank on our truck. This hose vacuums out the waste from the tank, emptying it. Normally, this takes an hour or less. If your tank hasn’t been pumped out in quite some time, we may need to break up the sludge at the bottom or use a high-powered pressure nozzle to remove it.
Setting Up a Septic Tank Cleaning Schedule
To avoid backups or other issues with your septic tank, it can help to set up a regular pumping schedule. When we inspect your septic system for the first time, we will note the size of the tank and how many people regularly live in your home. Using this information, we can determine how often your tank needs to be cleaned.
- For individuals and couples, you may only need to have your tank pumped every five years.
- Families of up to four people may need tank pumping every three or four years, depending on how much waste is created.
- Larger families may need to have their septic tank pumped out every three years.
Again, this all depends on how much waste is regularly added to the tank. For large families with a septic tank that holds less than 1,000 gallons, we may recommend pumping the tank every year. A single person with a much larger tank may not need us for eight or ten years.
We recommend everyone call us to schedule a yearly septic system inspection, regardless of whether or not your tank needs pumped that often. There are other problems that can occur over the years, and it’s better to catch those issues early to minimize the amount of damage to your home and the cost of repairs.
Does Your Septic Tank Need Pumping Now?
There are a few signs that can indicate that your septic tank needs pumped. If you notice any of these signs, contact us today:
- The toilets or other drains regularly back up.
- There is a smell of sewage in your home or around the area where the tank is buried.
- The ground around the tank is consistently damp or has standing water.
If your septic tank needs pumping more often than it should, there could be one of several related issues involved. One common reason why a tank needs more frequent pumping is because more people are living in the home. When this occurs, we may recommend installing a new, larger septic tank if even frequent pumping isn’t working.
Built-up sludge is another concern. When the waste layers have become so dense a pressure hose isn’t sufficient to break them up, we may need to pump the tank, add additional chemicals to the waste, and then return to pump it again.
If you have large trees near the area where your septic tank is buried, the roots can become a problem. They can break into the pipes feeding into the tank or connecting the tank to the drain pipe. They can also break into the tank itself. When this occurs, we may have to dig up more of the area to cut the roots. In some cases, the damage may be so great that we have to replace pipes or the tank itself.
We Provide Full-Service Septic Maintenance
We provide a wide range of services for our clients in Conyers, GA, and the surrounding areas:
- Septic tank installation
- Septic tank inspection and maintenance
- Drain field repair and installation
- Commercial septic system repairs
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Don’t Put Off Septic Tank Pumping in Conyers, GA
If you own a home with a septic tank that hasn’t been pumped in a number of years, you may find your home flooded with waste one day. Don’t wait for that to happen—call Septic Masters, LLC, today to schedule an inspection and a tank pumping.