Septic Tank Pumping - Septic Tank Services of Mobile AL

Residential Septic Pumping

We have the necessary septic knowledge and expertise, and will make sure a septic professional can help you keep your entire septic system in top condition. To protect your investment and ensure that your septic system will function properly for decades, we recommend regular septic pumping.

What is involved in residential septic tank pumping ?

To pump your septic tank, we must first locate the tank and make sure the hatch is accessible. If you recently purchased a home in Mobile and don't know where your tank is located, our technicians can find it for you. After the tank is located, it is opened and the septic system is pumped. As part of a complete septic tank pumping service, the tank is cleaned with water and checked by a technician. Attention is directed to the baffles, which control the flow of sewage material in the tank, and to the pipes and lines. The technician can also check for age-related damage, cracks and damage caused by tree roots. Finally, the tank is closed and any soil is replaced above the tank.

Why is septic tank pumping important?

Your septic system consists of many parts. However, the real work is done by the septic tank. All domestic sewage is fed into the septic tank through an "inlet." "Baffles" help ensure that the waste water is properly separated. Light things like toilet paper, grease and oil float to the top and form a layer called a "scum". Heavier waste and materials sink to the bottom of the tank and form a layer called "sludge". The liquid in the middle, the "effluent", can safely leave the tank through the outlet. This effluent then flows to a leach field, which is generally an area filled with sand and gravel, which allows the water to seep back into the soil, where bacteria in the soil naturally process whatever is left. Over time, the sludge layer at the bottom of the septic tank accumulates and must be removed with a septic pump. If the sludge material remains, and is allowed to accumulate, it tends to build up to the outlet and can clog the pipes leading to the leach field. When new waste tries to enter the tank, it has nowhere to go. This will result in a sewage backup into the household or office building.

How often should domestic septic tanks be pumped?

You want to avoid sewage backups by any means necessary. If the septic system has a backup, it can result in damage to the building, and result in expensive cleaning and repairs to your building and septic system. Depending on how many people live in your home, and how big the septic tank is, every 3-5 years is usually a good estimate for the correct pumping schedule. If your house has a garbage disposal, a small tank, or a large family, you may want to schedule pumping and cleaning more often.

Commercial and Industrial Septic Tank Cleaning

We understand the importance of maintaining a professional atmosphere and getting the job done quickly so that your work day and customers are not interrupted. Whether you want to schedule regular pumping of your septic tank or are experiencing problems with your septic system, we are happy to help.

Contact Septic Tank Services of Mobile Alabama for Pumping Today

If it has been a few years since your last septic pump, you should give us a call!

Scheduling Regular Commercial Septic Pumping Is Important

Maintaining a regular schedule for pumping your commercial septic system is important for a number of reasons. But, really it all boils down to saving your business time and money! By regularly pumping your businesses’ septic tank and having it inspected by an experienced professional, you can:

  • avoid backups and costly emergency calls

  • minimize disruptions to your customers and employees

  • extend the life of your septic system

  • catch damage and deterioration of the system before they cause problems

  • save on pumping and cleaning costs

  • reduce costs should repairs become necessary

Commercial septic system pumping should occur approximately every 3 months

Homeowners can usually schedule septic system pumping every 3-5 years, and sometimes once a year depending on their specific situation. However, companies may have to schedule pumping services more often because there are typically more people using their septic system, and often there are additional impurities entering the tank. For example, restaurant or hotel kitchens often have grease that can wreak havoc on their septic tank and pipes if allowed to accumulate for too long, which can result in sewage backups causing property damage and lost business revenue. Although each company's septic tank pumping schedule may differ, most will require pumping every three months to maintain the septic system. Your technician will typically measure the amount pumped, and note it on your paperwork so you can determine how often you need to schedule commercial septic pumping services for your situation.

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