What does it mean to pump a septic tank?

Answer When solids accumulate in a septic tank, they need to be pumped out (emptied) by a professional septic company. The Environmental Protection Agency indicates that this should be done when solids re... Read More »

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What Does Septic Tank Encroachment Mean?

Encroachment, in real estate law, describes an object or improvement of a property that crosses the boundary of an adjoining property. Encroachment is an issue commonly faced by property owners and... Read More »

How does it cost to pump a septic tank when there is back flow?

That seems a little high you should have a 1000 gallon tank which should be pumped for around a hundred dollars. Your septic field could be bad or maybe a broken pipe at the tank if you have bad fl... Read More »

How often do I need to pump my septic tank?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests following the recommendation of a professional inspector, but gives a general septic tank pumping guideline of once every three to five years. The ... Read More »

If you have a septic tank, does it mean that the contents will be transferred right away to treatment plants?

No. A septic system is self contained. There's the tank itself which separates sludge and grease, leaving the liquid to flow into the drain field. The tank needs to be cleaned out every few year... Read More »