Excavation and Septic Services on Cape Cod
Septic Pumping & Maintenance
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Home and business owners do not often find themselves thinking of their septic systems. Sometimes the only time people think about it is when a problem arises. Perhaps it is a root blocking a pipe or your tank is full and backing up.
Since 1983, home and business owners throughout the Outer Cape have made Robert Waters Septic Service their source for the expert maintenance services you need to keep your system working properly.
Septic tanks should be inspected and pumped on a regular basis to avoid the build-up of sludge and solid waste. Going longer can shorten the lifespan of your system. If the drain field becomes clogged, you may have to replace the entire system, which is costly, time consuming, and inconvenient. We can help you prevent this expensive renovation by pumping out your septic tank to remove liquids and solids that have built up in the tank.
What does a septic pumping include?
- The first step is locating and exposing your tank's access lids.
- Once the access lids are open, we will note the liquid level of the tank in relation to the tank’s outlet pipe.
- We then lower a “vacuum” hose into the tank. The hose is attached to a pump on our truck which sucks out all of the solids and liquids from your septic tank. If there is backflow, you may have a system backup.
- Your tank will be cleaned out thoroughly and then we check inside the empty tank and note any signs of structural damage.
Inspections or pumping costs several hundred dollars. But if your system fails, the cost is measured in tens of thousands.
What are some warning signs of problems?
- Muddy soil, wastewater or grass that is a deeper color around your septic tank or leach field.
- Sewage smells around your system or inside your house.
- Slow drainage or backups when you do laundry, take showers, or flush the toilet.
- Unusual gurgling sounds when running water or flushing toilets.