Top Tier Plumbing and Rooter Will Keep Your Septic Tank Clear
Your septic tank should be inspected annually and pumped approximately every three to five years. If your household is extensive or you consume more water than your tank can manage, you may need your tank pumped when it is inspected. Pumping is when the sludge is removed from the bottom of the tank, and pumping needs to occur before the sludge reaches the level of the outlet pipe. Blocking this part of the tank will restrict water from flowing out of the drain into the drain field, and it will cause a backup. A backup is a costly, messy repair. The following factors affect how often the septic tank needs to be pumped:
- Household size
- The volume of wastewater the household generates
- Amount of solids in the wastewater
- The size of the septic tank
Septic Tank Pumping Process
When the septic tank is full, or if your tank is starting to back up, it is time to have it pumped. Our technicians will arrive in a truck designed to pump the waste out of your tank and transfer it to a certified waste management site. Our technician will locate your baffle, which may require digging, and proceed to pump the tank.
As we pump your septic tank, we will inspect the equipment to ensure it is in working order. If we see any components that need to be repaired or replaced, we will do everything possible to fix the equipment on the same day.
Signs Your Septic Tank is Backing Up
If you follow a maintenance schedule and guidelines to keep your system operational, you should not have to have your septic tank pumped too often. However, contact Top Tier Plumbing and Rooter if you notice any of the following:
- Bathtubs, showers, and sinks are slow to drain
- Gurgling sounds in the plumbing
- Standing water near the septic tank or drain field
- Malodours or discolored water
We are available 24/7 to pump your septic tank in an emergency.