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Septic Tank Pumping

A septic tank is an underground vault used to process human waste from your home. Septic tanks can be made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic and are usually connected to your home through one large pipe. All wastewater from your home flows through that pipe into the tank, where it separates into a liquid and solid layer. 

The solid layer, also referred to as sludge, settles into the bottom of the tank whereas the liquid layer, also referred to as effluent, is drained out of the airtight septic chamber through piping into a drainfield, where it is eventually reabsorbed into the soil. 

It is important to have your septic tank pumped regularly to allow removal of sludge. If the sludge isn’t removed, it can cause your septic tank to become clogged and ultimately fail. When your septic tank isn’t working properly, raw sewage can begin backing up into your home. 

You should have your septic tank serviced and pumped by a professional every 3 to 5 years depending on the size of your household. This will allow your septic tank to work at peak efficiency.

How to Pump a Septic Tank

Alabama Septic Tank Services technicians will begin by locating your septic tank and uncovering the hatch. Sometimes this is as simple as removing a manhole cover, but it sometimes requires a small amount of digging -- between 4 inches and 4 feet -- depending on how your septic tank was installed. 

Once the hatch of your septic tank is exposed, Alabama Septic Tank Services licensed and insured experts can do a thorough inspection of your tank to make sure everything is working properly. This includes checking for cracks and fissures, cleaning and replacing filters as needed, and checking for potential damaging factors such as tree roots or missing pieces. 

Once our Bessemer septic tank experts verify that your septic system is in working order, Alabama Septic Tank Services will vacuum out the sludge using top of the line equipment in order to keep your home safe, clean, and in working order. We will then reseal your tank and your family can continue using it to treat wastewater from your home. 

Cesspool and Cesspit Pumping

Some older homes utilize cesspools or cesspits to treat wastewater. These are similar to septic tank systems, although they are typically only found in older homes. Cesspools or cesspits resemble a well, but also require regular maintenance in order to function correctly. Our Bessemer team of septic experts at Alabama Septic Tank Services are trained to pump and service cesspool systems in addition to septic tanks. 

Contact Precision Services to Pump Your Septic Tank Today! 

If you haven’t had your septic tank pumped or maintenanced in the past three years, let our team of experts take care of you. We can help you make sure your septic tank is running at peak efficiency. Alabama Septic Tank Services professional technicians are available 24 hours a day. 

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