Septic Tank Pump Out
Septic Tank Cleaning and Inspection
Every time you use your sink, garbage disposal, flush a toilet, take a shower, or run your washing machine, you add a small amount of water and waste to the septic tank. Sludge and other sediments slowly accumulate in the tank while the water enters the drainfield and leaches into the ground.
Over the course of 3-5 years these layers of sediment and sludge accumulate on the bottom and the sides and eventually fills the tank. Now it's time for a pump out, or septic tank cleaning.
If you ignore it your septic tank will eventually back up into your home and yard.
And it's not pretty!
Not to mention the health hazards you'll be facing.
So make sure you schedule regular tank pump outs with us or another septic company every 3-5 years to avoid a tank disaster.
How much does pumping cost?
Having your septic tank pumped is rather inexpensive as compared with the cost of the entire system
Honestly, it's a very small price to pay to keep your tank and system in good working order.
In the Orlando area, the average cost to pump out a septic tank is $329.
Some septic companies are cheaper, while others are more expensive.
No matter who you choose, make sure the company is going to do a visual inspection of your tank when it is empty.
This visual inspection is key to maintaining good tank health and ensuring you don't have a leak somewhere, or worse, tree roots growing into your septic tank.
What happens during a septic tank cleaning?
Once you schedule your pump out, we will arrive promptly at the scheduled appointment time unless we are running behind. In that case, we'll give you a call to let you know.
We will need to know where the tank is located if we haven't been to your home before.
Make sure that any pets are locked up and also ensure no children are playing around the area we will be working.
We will do our best to keep your landscape unharmed. We do run a hose from the truck to the tank and do our best to make sure it isn't running through any flower beds or garden areas.
Once we empty, or pump out the septic tank, we'll do a visual inspection inside to make sure everything is sound.
After the tank inspection, we'll replace the cover, bury the tank cover again and be on our way.
If there is any grass covering the opening to the tank, we cannot make any promises that it will survive the dig BUT we will do our best to keep the area around it from being damaged.
Septic tank inspection
The tank inspection is just as important as the pump out itself.
During the inspection, the technician will be looking for any signs of damage, roots, or material clogging the inlets or outlets of the tank.
A proper septic tank inspection done at every cleaning will keep your septic system in good working order year after year.
Not all septic companies in Orlando do proper inspections. This will eventually lead to system failure and a small fortune to replace the tank or system.