Banning Septic Tank Pumping Services
Easy Rooter is a family-owned plumbing specialist operation offering affordable, efficient, and reliable septic tank pumping and cleaning services to homes in Beaumont, Banning, and Palm Springs. Having serviced the area for decades, our licensed and certified septic tank service provider has the skills and experience to identify issues that could potentially impact your septic system and make the needed repairs to prevent more costly problems from eventually rising. If you are in need of a local plumber offering the best septic tank pumping and repair services, call Easy Rooter today for a fast and thorough job performed by our friendly team.
What You Should Know About Septic Tank Pumping
A standard septic system includes a septic tank and a drain field or a soil absorption field. The septic tank consumes organic matter and separates matter that floats such as grease and oils from the solids found in wastewater. With soil-based or conventional systems, liquid known as effluent is expelled from the septic tank into several perforated pipes that are buried in a chamber, leach field or specific systems that are intended to slowly release effluent into the soil–a region known as the drain field.
Some systems rely on gravity or use pumps to encourage the effluent in the septic tank to drip through sawdust, peat, sand, constructed wetlands or other sorts to vanish or neutralize the pollutants such as pathogens that can cause disease, phosphorus, nitrogen, and other types of contaminants.
Regardless of the type of septic tank system you have, these require regular maintenance, they need to be pumped, cleaned, and as things eventually wear with use, they will require repairs.
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How Often Should a Septic Tank Be Pumped?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, residential septic tanks should be pumped every three to five years. However, the EPA stresses that alternative systems with electrical float switches, mechanical components or pumps should be inspected by a professional plumbing company that performs septic tank pumping and repairs at least once a year.
Can a Septic Tank Be Pumped Too Often?
In fact, septic tanks can be pumped too often. If your septic tank is pumped more than needed, the bacteria will have nowhere to go other than the drain field, and this can cause a clogging problem which may lead to a failure. Your septic tank’s levels need to reach certain thresholds to work properly, and this is why it is critical to form a relationship with an experienced, certified septic tank pumping service provider like Easy Rooter.
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How Can You Tell If You Need Septic Tank Pumping?
When you call Easy Rooter for septic tank pumping services, we will recommend scheduling routine pumping services based on your type of septic tank and its size. However, there are some very clear signs that a septic tank needs to be pumped, and these are as follows.
- Foul Odors – Your sense of smell can let you know how full your septic tank is, and therefore when it’s time to have your septic tank pumped. Keep in mind that your septic tank includes all the water you send down the drain from showering, washing dishes, and your washing machines in addition to what goes down your toilet. Combined, this results in the combination of solid, liquid, and sludgy waste types that each have their own foul odor. If you happen to notice unusual stinky odors outside on your property, especially near the drain field above your septic tank, then you should call Easy Rooter without delay.
- Pooling Water – Pooling water is the clear sign you need to have your septic tank is full and needs to be pumped. This can occur in several locations but keep a close eye on the areas around the drain field. When the septic tank is functioning properly all waste water remains underground and is not visible. However, when solid waste particles clog drain field pipes, this causes the water to rise to the drain field’s surface. Pooling water in the grass around the drain field is an obvious warning sign that you need to have your septic tank pumped immediately.
- Sewage Backup – The last thing anyone wants to see is sewage backing up through their sinks, bathtubs, or toilets. Sewage backup is also known as black water and is extremely toxic and stinky. This can be a sign that you need to have your septic tank pumped, as well as other plumbing-related services, so make sure that when you call for septic tank pumping services the provider is also a licensed plumber with experience in this area.
- Slow Drainage – Slow drainage could be caused by several factors, but it is also a sign that your septic tank could require pumping. Either way, you will need a plumber to investigate this matter. You could try using a commercial drain cleaner down your sink to see if it resolved the problem, but if it doesn’t, then try to recall the last time you had your septic tank pumped or services. In the event your toilet drains slowly and a plunger won’t work, then you will need to call Easy Rooter to determine the problem and correct the situation. If septic tank pumping is required, we can get the job done very quickly and save you a lot of grief that can come if you let the problem persist.
- Well Water Nitrate Levels – If your well water has unhealthy levels of nitrates, then you likely need septic tank pumping services. Overly full septic tanks can cause nitrates and bacteria to leach into the ground that surrounds the well water. Your well water should be tested once a year, but if your septic tank ever gets overly full, test it on the spot.
- Grass Health Around Drain Field – When you have a septic tank system that functions the way it was intended to, the grass around the drain field remains healthy and green. However, if the grass is especially lush and greener than other areas, you may need to get your septic tank pumped because the liquid could be rising at excessive levels.