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What you need to know about your septic tank

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How should you pump a septic tank?

You should always call a professional to clean out your septic tank as it can be done improperly if your inexperienced.

Sadly the majority of people neglect their septic tanks for years even decades especially since it is an “item” in your home that is “out of sight out of mind” so it becomes neglected easily. Unfortunately that can mean that when you buy a home you could be left with a very pricy fix or clean out of your septic tank. 

When this happens you call for For a septic tank the technician will have find the tank.

If you don’t have the as built blueprints to attempt to find the location faster then the plumber may look for where the sewer line leaves your house and follow it out to find the tank. 

How do you know that your septic tank needs to be pumped?

A good sign that you may need to get you tank pumped is there could be a foul odor coming from the location of the tank and or there could be water pooling near of under the tank as well.

For pumping to work, the scum and sludge need to be removed by moving the pumping hose around the tank and using the effluent to help break up the solids for easier pumping out.

If the pumper is merely pumping out the liquid effluent, then the objective of septic pumping is not being met.

Cost & life line of septic tanks:

To get your septic pumped out which should be done about once every 3-5 years depending on size of tank and household. 

Tanks can last from 20-30 years. 

The cost to get it pumped will vary from company to company and tank to tank but the ball bark is quite large, it’s always best to call your local companies for pricing. 

What happens if a septic tank drain pipe is clogged?

If your pipe drain becomes clogged it will then clog up your septic tank as well and cause sewage to back up into your home.

When this happens that means that the pipes at the bottom of your house will clog first and it will eventually cause the drains to become unusable. Most of these would include your sinks, showers & toilets. 

If you or a loved one is unsure if your pipes are clogged due to a septic related issue please call us.

Phone: 508-775-6670

 Email: cmurphy@plumberscapecod.com .

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