Basic Informative Data on Septic Cleaning Services

The pumping process itself is pretty straight forward. A large truck, sometimes referred to as a “Honey Wagon”, with a big tank, suction pump, and a large hoses will come to the property and park in the general vicinity of the septic tank. The operator will remove the manhole cover from the tank, lower the suction hoses into it and fire up the pumps, sucking the accumulated waste into the holding tank on the truck. A good pumping service will also provide a thorough inspection of the septic tank once it is pumped clean. They will inspect the tank, valves and inlet and outlet ports for damage such as cracks or clogs.

They will also inspect the ground around the tank for signs of leaks as well. Any problems should be brought to the homeowner so that they can be dealt with to ensure the proper operation of the entire septic system. The cost to get a septic tank pumped out varies and will depend on where you live along with a few other factors. Normally it will cost between $125 to $250 or more.

The easier the job the less it will cost but there are some circumstances that can cause the price to increase. The first problem many homeowners run into knows exactly where there septic tank is buried. This is particularly true for people who have purchased a home with an existing system. If it is buried and its location isn’t readily apparent then your septic pumping service can use a plumbing snake with a radio emitter attached to the end.

Septic Tank Problems-You will not know if you need to do septic tank cleaning if you do not know any of the signs that point to problems with your septic tank. It is best to know the signs of a problem with your septic tank instead of being caught by surprise.