In the septic tank industry, it is common for the terms “cleaning” and “pumping” to be used interchangeably. Whether you need a “cleaning” or a “pumping,” it is all the same to us. Part of our process for septic tank cleaning includes the pumping of the solids and rinsing off the walls and bottom of the tank. Some systems have filters inside or outside of the septic system. When we perform a septic pumping or cleaning, we will make sure the filtration is cleaned thoroughly every time.
When our qualified technicians arrive to perform a septic cleaning service, they will empty all the water from your tank and remove the sludge accumulation from the bottom instead of the simpler pumping process of removing liquid and floating solids. Depending on the size of the tank and the volume of use (how many people are living or working at the location,) a schedule is set up for ongoing pumping.
Outside of this regularly scheduled maintenance, a problem can be identified by a smell in the house, slow draining showers or overflowing toilets, or if you notice an oversaturation of a leach field. If you notice any of these problems, give us a call right away to discuss what you are seeing and possibly for immediate service.
Emergency Tank Pumping
A septic tank should be pumped at least once every three years, but the best way to avoid requiring emergency pumping is to have the service performed annually. If maintenance is neglected, you run the risk of intense sludge buildup, causing a blockage within the intake and outtake lines. This can result in sewage backing up within your home or seeping into the drain field and rising up through the ground. Double JP Septic technicians want our customers to know that we are here 24/7 to provide you with the courteous, efficient assistance you need in an emergency pumping situation.
Step 1: Inspection
Our licensed professionals will first inspect your septic tank to ensure a safe cleaning process.
Step 2: Sludge and Liquid Removal
Sludge is the accumulation of inorganic, bacteria-produced solids within your septic tank. This buildup, along with all of the tank’s liquid contents, is removed using a long, vacuum-like hose. With the end goal of the process being a “reset” for the interior of your tank, complete cleaning can often require hydro-jetting using a high-pressure nozzle to fully break up the compacted sludge on the bottom of your septic tank and spray down the walls and ceiling.
Step 3: Vacuum Cleaning and Disinfection
To complete the process, a vacuum cleaning technique is used to remove all remaining dirt and sediments through suction. Following this, an anti-bacterial spray or liquid bleach is utilized in order to completely disinfect the septic tank. UV radiation is then used to eradicate any lingering harmful bacteria in the tank and its surrounding area, after which it is entirely drained and left to dry.
Cleaning your septic tank is no small job – that’s why homeowners should rely on the dependable experts at Double JP Septic when they need a septic tank cleaning service.