Frequently Asked Questions
How much will it cost to pump my septic tank?
Prices vary based on the difficulty of your septic pumping system and the area you live. Give us a call at 404-314-1193 for a free estimate.
Why should I pump my septic tank and how often should I pump it?
Pumping your 1000 gallon septic tank every 3 to 5 years will lengthen the sustainability of your septic system depending on how many are living in the home. The more people using your septic tank, the lesser number of years that you need to pump it.
2 people every 5 years
3 people every 4 years
4 people every 3 years
6 people every 2 years
Why does your tank lid need to be dug up?
Your tank lid must be exposed to assure that you septic system is in good working condition. Also, to be able to clean the septic from solid materials. Your septic tank should have 3 entrée points, but if you own a Pump System you will have four access points.
If you have a four inch plastic pipe out from the ground, do you have to pump the septic from it?
Plastic pipes are just for inspection purposes of laterals or for cleaning of pipes, so you really do not need to pump from the pipe. Three lids are usually found on septic tanks and approximately, tanks lids are from 18 to 30 diameter holes positioned at the top of tanks.
What does it mean if my alarm goes off?
It means that your pump is not in good condition. If you do not know what to do, you may contact us and we will try our best to answer your inquiries regarding septic services right away.
Do I need to be home when my septic tank is pumped?
What can I do to get rid of roots in my tank?
We do offer a product called ROOTX which terminates the roots in the tank. If ever the roots are not removed, it can destroy the sewer line and a repair on the line is needed.
Keeping your Septic Tank in Healthy working condition
- Do not pour kitchen grease in the drain.
- Do not dispose of inorganic materials such as cigarettes, sanitary napkins, wipes and disposable diapers in the toilet.
- Never pour gasoline, oil, anti-freeze, paint, and paint thinner, pesticides and other hazardous chemicals in the drain.
- Do not overload your septic system.
- Not using a garbage disposal would also be a big help.
- Make sure to check your plumbing fixtures to avoid leaks.
- Having your septic system inspected every three to five years.