What Happens During The Septic Cleaning Process?

Oct 27, 2022

What Happens During The Septic Cleaning Process?

Did you know that if common household chemicals and other substances get flushed into your septic system, they can seriously harm the environment? At Septic Blue of Charlotte, we provide a septic tank pumping service that keeps your home and yard looking beautiful and protects the integrity of your drainage system. Our regular maintenance programs can help you avoid costly repairs, replacements, and repairs—and can even reduce the amount of water running down the drain. We pride ourselves on our friendly septic company with knowledgeable staff and affordable pricing. Let us show you how affordable a true septic pumping service can be!

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Visual Inspection

First, the technician will visually inspect your septic tank and other components. They'll look for any signs of damage or blockage that may need to be addressed. The septic system should be visually inspected annually to ensure it's in good condition. If you notice any signs of trouble, such as water coming from the drain field, contact us immediately so we can help you.

Sludge Gets Removed

Once the technician has looked at everything, they'll remove any sludge from your tank using an auger or pump truck. This process allows them to inspect the inside of your tank for any signs of damage or blockage. If there are any problems with your tank, they'll be able to spot them during this process.

Drain Field Lines Are Cleared

Next, pressure from a truck-mounted pump pushes water from inside your septic tank through underground pipes called drain fields. These pipes are buried beneath grassy areas around your home where they disperse water into soil where it can safely decompose into the environment without causing any harm to humans or animals living nearby.

Filters Are Cleared

These are usually made of sand or gravel, and they help remove solid matter from wastewater before it can get into the leach field. These filters must be cleaned regularly for the septic system to function properly.

How Often Should You Perform Septic Tank Pumping?

How often should you have your septic tank pumped? It depends on how much water flows into it. If you have a large family or frequently use a washing machine and dishwasher, your septic tank will fill up faster than someone who lives alone or rarely uses their appliances. The good news is that even though there are no hard and fast rules about how often you should get your tanks pumped, there are some common sense guidelines to follow.

In most cases, the best time to pump out a tank is when it's half full or less. This is because when a tank gets too full, its walls can collapse under the pressure of all that liquid inside them. When this happens, wastewater can leak onto the ground around the home — not good for anyone!

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Any problems with the drain field lines, the septic tank, or the filters will be addressed during the septic tank cleaning. Samples will also be taken to ensure that everything is running smoothly and that no bacteria has grown. Suppose a spill has damaged anything or parts of the septic system have broken. In that case, those issues will be corrected in addition to the normal services provided by a professional septic tank pumping company. All in all, a septic tank pumping helps ensure your system is working properly and helps keep your home safe for you and your family.