What is a septic effluent pump?

Answer A septic system treats wastewater produced by private residences. The term "effluent" is used to describe the partially treated wastewater that exits a septic tank. An effluent pump is a component ... Read More »

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Your plumber replaced your defective effluent pump without installing a check valve There is a lot of effluent coming back into the pump pit. Should you ask him to install a check valve or not?

What does it mean to pump a septic tank?

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 »

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 »

Recommended Septic System Pump Out Schedule?

For the 25 percent of American households that use septic systems as their waste-disposal method, knowing when to have a septic tank pumped out is a necessary piece of information. If a septic syst... Read More »