How Does a Septic Pump-Out Work? [infographic]

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If you are new to owning a home with a septic system, there can be a bit of a learning curve involved when figuring out how to maintain it. Our team at On-Deck Plumbing has extensive experience in the plumbing industry, and we are here to help you keep your septic system in excellent condition. Below, we’ll provide a brief overview of how septic pump-out services—the most important of all septic services—works.

How Does a Septic Pump-Out Work?

  • Why You Need Septic Pump-Out Services – To understand why septic pump-outs are necessary, you need to understand how septic systems work. When waste flows from your pipes into the tank, liquid effluent flows out of the tank and into the drain field, while solid waste sinks to the bottom. Gradually, the solids are compacted into sludge, but the material stays in the tank until it is removed via pumping.
  • How Septic Pump-Out Services Work – When you call our team for septic pump-out services, we will bring a vacuum tanker truck to your property. Then, we’ll insert the end of a vacuum hose into your septic tank and remove the waste via suction. Once your tank is thoroughly empty, we’ll seal it closed again, then haul our truck to an appropriate treatment facility to dispose of the sludge inside.
  • How Often Do I Need Septic Pump-Out Services – How often you need to get your tank pumped depends on the capacity of the tank and the number of people in your home. Our team can assess your system and calculate the best tank pumping schedule for your needs.

If you need septic pump-out services, don’t hesitate to give our team a call.