How and Why AA Septic Services Pumps Septic Tanks

When it comes to septic tanks, a little maintenance can go a long way in helping to avoid problems. That’s why hiring AA Septic Services can actually pay for itself.


When waste water from your toilet, shower, sinks or washing machine leaves your house, it is all combined in your septic tank. In the septic tank there are 3 layers that consist of solid waste (sludge), scum and grey water. The solid waste sinks to the bottom, the scum stays on top, and in between is the clear liquid that is called grey water. Your septic system is designed to discharge the grey water.


How We Pump Your Septic Tank

Generally, when the floating scum layer is within 6 inches of the outlet pipe, or the sludge layer is within 12 inches of your discharge line, your septic tank should be pumped. Levels may be hard to discern, so having your septic tank inspected yearly by AA Septic Services will help prevent backups.


Septic Tanks Need Pumping Each 1-3 Years

Once the layers of sludge and scum are removed, your tank is left with grey water. All septic tanks operate at full capacity, meaning it will always be full of grey water. It is the sludge and scum level that are of concern. On average a septic tank should be pumped every 1-3 years.

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