Often times we see customers running into the same problems over and over again. Our mission is to help you find the information you need to get your septic and grease system back running in the way it should. Since we are dedicated to customer satisfaction in every thing we do, we decided to put together a list of common questions that can be answered simply.
How do I know if my septic tank needs pumping?
You may need your septic tank pumped if you have any of the following problems:
- You notice a sewage smell coming from a toilet, sink, or appliance.
- Wastewater leaking from the area where your septic tank and system are sitting.
- Slow-flushing toilets or slow-draining sinks. This may also be accompanied by a gurgling noise.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it may be time to get your septic tank pumped out. These are all signs that your septic tank and the sewage within it are close to overflowing into your home or yard.
What can I flush into my septic tank?
This is a question we get all the time. Put simply, the only things that should be flushed is waste and toilet paper. Refrain from allowing the following items to be flushed or poured down your drains:
- Flushable wipes
- Feminine products
- Paper towels
- Anything you wouldn’t put in your own body
These can be harmful for your septic system by either clogging the lines to and from the tank or by upsetting the chemical balance of the tank. The bacteria in the tank is an essential part of how well your septic system is operating, so it only makes sense that this can cause your tank to back up if it is not handled with care.
How often should I have my septic tank pumped out?
Due to the fact that every living situation and house are different, the amount of time between having your septic tank pumped can vary from case to case. To give you a better idea of what this means, take a look at this schedule from Inspectopedia. Most tanks for a single-family residence sit right around the 1,000 Gallon mark, so if you assume that a family of five lives there, it should be pumped every two years. You can use this as a measuring stick to tell where you sit in that range.
What does it cost to clean a septic tank?
Our septic tank cleaning cost is $395. Unlike other companies, we won’t tack on any unnecessary charges that can run up your bill. Our technicians are all experienced plumbers that can diagnose and fix whatever your septic or grease issue may be. We are committed to fixing your septic tank woes, so you can rest easy knowing that we won’t charge you an exorbitant amount of money without having your septic tank system running perfectly.
Do you clean and certify grease traps?
We certainly do! Our technicians are all permitted to certify your grease trap with the city, no matter what size. We know it can be a hassle to certify your grease trap with the city annually, that’s why we do the dirty work for you. For a small grease trap (100 pounds and below), it costs $385 for us to both clean and certify it with the city. For a larger grease trap, we need to have it pumped before it can be certified. This brings grease trap cleaning to a cost of $445.