Septic Cleaning is normally part or a routine septic pumping. There are several factors that com in to play when figuring how often to get your septic tank cleaned. Many experts think every 3 to 5 years. That in itself is a spread though (2 years). If you purchased a home and do not know when the last homeowners had the septic pumped… It’s time to call us and schedule a septic cleaning.
The first thing that happens during a septic cleaning is we locate your tank and get the lid opened. Usually, this will take some digging, we carry poker tools that help speed up the process. Also if you know where it is it makes it much easier for us to get started.
We start by pumping out all the contents. Most importantly the sludge layer that builds up over time on the bottom. Sometimes you have to pump, then spray, and repeat the process until everything can be removed. Your water hose will likely provide enough water and pressure.
After we’re satisfied that the system is thoroughly cleaned, our technician will perform a visual inspection. They will need to verify that your septic system is in good working condition and will last another 3 – 5 years.
We will check the pipes coming in and out of the tank and check your baffles. A visual inspection will show if the tank has any cracks that might need to be addressed. Also if there are any plants, or tree roots that might have grown into your system. Roots can be very damaging and compromise an entire septic system.