Septic Tank Pumping

Although few homeowners may ever want to see their septic system in operation, septic systems provides an essential service and are one of the most important systems in your household. Your septic tank collects and treats wastes from a variety of household fixtures and appliances – everything from your washing machine, to sinks and toilets. Anything that goes down the drains in your home all depend on a properly maintained septic system to process waste outside of your home.

How Does a Septic Tank Work?

Although you can't see your septic tank, it's working hard for you all day, every day... until something goes wrong. Considering what goes down the drains every day, the last thing you want is a malfunctioning or backed-up septic tank.

Regular inspections can ensure your septic system is working properly and can identify any issues early on. Daily preventative care of your septic system can be simple. You have to be conscious of what goes down your drains; excessive fats, oils and greases can require you to need to have your tank pumped more often. Regular inspection and maintenance of your septic tank can ensure that it is storing and breaking down properly and will prevent any problems. For more information, visit our Care and Feeding of Your Septic System page.

Heavier matter that goes through your plumbing, like toilet paper and other solid items, sink to the bottom of the tank, creating sludge. Organic matter like oils, fats, proteins, and other compounds float to the top, creating scum. However, most of your septic tank is comprised of effluent: gray water that once carried sludge and scum. Over time, through regular use of your septic system, the sludge and scum levels will begin to rise and eventually you will need to have your septic tank cleaned or pumped out.

Pumping & Maintenance

Even the most careful homeowners need to show their septic system some regular love and attention by properly taking care of it. Septic tank pumping must be done by a professional plumbing and septic company like FloHawks. Our highly trained and experienced certified operation and maintenance specialists are available 24/7, 365 days a year for all of your septic tank needs.

At FloHawks, our professional technicians are experts at identifying factors that could affect your septic system. From the tank to drain field, our technicians will ensure that your septic system is operating properly and that your tank levels are normal. If the scum and sludge levels in your tank are too high, it's time for your septic tank to be pumped.


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