A lot of waste is generated in a building, and it is only proper, both for the safety of the environment and the occupants of the building, to have an adequate provision for such waste. Over time, it gets filled with wastewater and starts to overflow if not taken care of immediately. That is what we at Septic Pumping Of Elkhart are here for. We offer septic pumping services that will take care of the liquid and semi-solid wastes in your septic tank. We possess the necessary equipment and knowledgeable staff that will adequately pump out the liquid waste in your septic tank.
What Is A Septic Tank?
A septic tank is a waste compartment usually built underground to take in the liquid wastes of a building. The word septic is gotten from the decomposing process that takes place in the septic tank. Anaerobic bacteria are formed inside a septic tank, which mineralizes and decomposes the solid wastes in the tank. Septic tanks are made of plastic, concrete, or fiberglass. It is used by both residential buildings and commercial buildings. There are solid wastes that go into the septic tank, but the anaerobic bacteria break it down into a semi-solid form. Every few years the tank must be pumped out to remove the solids left in the tanks and the tank checked for issues. If you have a garbage disposal, the septic tank will need to be pumped out once a year.
How To Maintain Your Septic Tank?
Maintaining your septic tank is very important because a lack of it can cause air pollution or leakages in your space. Before your septic tank is filled up, there are necessary precautions you should take to ensure your septic tank functions optimally. It is instructive not to dispose of non-biodegradable wastes such as sanitary pads, cigarette butts, cotton boards, and condoms in your septic tank. These types of wastes cannot be decomposed, and they will later clog your septic tank. You should also avoid disposing of grease and cooking oil in your septic tank, as they can also clog your septic tank and even cause difficulty during septic pumping.
What Is Septic Pumping?
There will come a time when your septic tank becomes filled up, and the sooner you empty it, the better. Septic pumping is the process of disposing of semi-solid waste that has settled in your septic tank. If not disposed of, the sludge can block the outlet pipe and could spell trouble for you inside the building. The Environmental protection agency recommends that a septic tank be emptied at least every 3 to 5 years, depending on the frequency of wastes entering the septic tank.
Septic Tank Pumping Process
Septic pumping requires sophisticated equipment and experience hands to dislodge your septic tank of semi-solid wastes effectively. The first step is to stir the septic tank with a muck-rake to unsettle the sludge at the bottom of the tank, making it easier to empty the septic tank during pumping. The stirring must be done for a few minutes before pumping begins. The muck-rake must still be used during pumping to ensure an efficient pumping process. A vacuum line and a pumping truck are also used alongside the muck-rake and the vacuum line. The muck-rake must be constantly moved around during pumping to ensure that the sludge does not settle at the bottom of the tank during pumping. We offer septic pumping services at affordable rates.