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What Happens During Septic Tank Pumping?

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandOctober 9th, 2023

What Happens During Septic Tank Pumping? One of the most important things you can do to keep your septic system up and running is to have the tank pumped regularly. If you’re new to septic system ownership, or even if you’ve had a septic system for a while, you might wonder exactly what happens during the septic tank pumping process.

Prior to every septic tank pumping job, we locate and assess the septic tank, which usually involves removing the tank’s access cover. Then, the technician we send will inspect the tank’s overall condition and take note of any issues that need attention.

Once we’ve assessed the tank, we’ll measure the sludge and scum levels. This will help us determine how full your tank is and if it actually needs to be pumped. If the accumulated solids are approaching the tank’s recommended capacity, pumping is necessary.

We’ll then use a specialized vacuum truck to pump out the contents of your septic tank, removing both the liquid effluent and the solid sludge. We’ll only leave a small amount of wastewater at the bottom of the tank. While the tank is empty, we’ll also use this as a chance to check for any damage or issues with the interior of your tank.

Once we’ve cleaned and inspected your septic tank, we’ll securely replace the tank’s access cover and transport the waste materials to a licensed treatment facility.

If you suspect that your septic system is due for a septic tank pumping appointment, feel free to contact us and get on our schedule. We’re eager to provide great service!

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