Septic Tank Pumping
Do not know when to have your septic tank pumped? Do not worry; with our septic service professional inspecting regularly, your septic tank will inform you when it is time for septic tank pumping and pump the sludge out of your tank. Usually, pumping is required when the floating layer of scum, which lies between the floating water and sludge, is within six inches of the outlet pipe that leads to the drain field.
The service for septic tank pumping comes with a big tanker truck having vacuum equipment and trained technicians. They insert an exceptionally large hose in the septic tank via a utility hole after removing the cover. The equipment on the truck sucks out the contents of the septic tank via the mechanism of suction by creating a vacuum. The technicians’ work is to stir the contents of the tank, and they do it via a muckrake to break the solids and mix them with the liquid, increasing the efficiency of the pumping. The cost of the septic tank pumping depends on the region you live in and the size of the septic tank.
For the extraction of all the materials from the tank, so there is no residual layer of sludge, it is better to break up the scum layer and the muck and mix them up thoroughly with the liquid portion. The liquid is more comfortable with sucking as compared to a solid mass, and that is why breaking increases the efficiency of the system. Another thing that you need to know about the pumping is that it must be done via the two large central access ports, generally known as manholes, and should never be done via the small outlet or inlet inspection ports. Pumping through these ports can effectively damage the baffles and will also not wholly remove the sludge and scum from your septic tank.