Septic pumping is the process of filtering and removing the excess scum in your septic tank system to ensure a functional flow. When there’s too much scum in your septic tank, this is usually a sign that it needs to be cleaned thoroughly to allow the filter to operate properly and for more scum buildup to flow through without clogs. Septic pumping is the process of not only removing scum but cleaning the tank’s interiors so that water levels are secure and scum doesn’t buildup unnecessarily. Septic pumping should only be performed by professionals, as attempting to do so on your own could result in contact with toxic bacteria or an extensive mess.
Septic pumping is done by attaching a large hose to the entrance of your septic tank and transporting the septage to our safety tank for secure removal . The pumping system then begins by removing the scum from the septic tank and placing it into another approved system. This process – when handled by professionals – is quick, easy, and often cheaper than other forms of sewage or waste removal. Wondering where the scum goes? Well, once we’ve transported it away from your septic tank and into our safety truck, it’s then transferred to a processing plant that’s been authorized for safe handling by the local authorities. Simply removing waste and septage from a septic tank into open or public systems can often lead to parasites and unwanted bacteria.
Waste removal is done in conjunction with the septic pumping process, as the scum that has built up inside of the septic tank is the waste that likely needs to be removed. Other materials can also build up inside the tank, such as sediment, dirt, and ground elements that have found their way into a faulty or damaged septic tank. If this happens and we find excessive amounts of soil or dirt in your septic tank, we’ll recommend having your septic tank system looked at for any potential leaks or holes in its connectivity or base structure.
Overflowing septic tanks is not something you want or want to clean up. Having septage or scum flow into your yard is a messy cleanup project that could leave behind high levels of toxins, bacteria, odors, and more. If your tank does overflow in some capacity, you’ll need a professional out on the job as soon as possible to stop the flow of scum from spreading and ruining other parts of your lawn or your neighbors’ lawns.
While there’s not really a set number of times that you need to have your septic system pumped, it usually should be done once every few years or until the tank is completely full. With regular septic inspections and checks, you should be able to easily determine when your tank is too full or close to becoming full and needs to be pumped. For more frequent use or tanks that fill up quicker, you’ll likely require septic pumpings more often. If this is the case, you can easily schedule them through us for future service.