Pumping

 

Septic Tank Pumping

Your septic system requires a regular pumping. A basic formula for pumping is: 5 or more people in the home pump every year; 3-4 people every 2 years; 2 people every 3 years; and 1 person every 4 years. Usage can affect this formula. If you have a system that has had problems in the past, it might need to be pumped more often. Confer with the experts at East Mountain Pumping. Inc.

Reason for Pumping
Inorganic or inert solid materials and the byproducts of bacterial digestion sink to the bottom of the tank to form sludge. Organic solid material and paper products float to the top to form scum. These materials can plug the tank and overflow into the leaching system. The sludge needs to be pumped out on a regular schedule in order to maintain a healthy leaching system.

Hours of Service
Monday – Friday, 830 – 5.

Electronic Locator
We can electronically locate your septic tank using a device which once flushed will send out a signal that will pinpoint your septic tank using the receiver. Typically we can locate your tank without the use of this device, but in some cases it is quite useful.

Exposing Covers
For an additional fee we will dig to expose the septic cover at the time of cleaning. Homeowners save money by exposing the tank lid themselves. If both lids (or the center lid, if the tank has one) are exposed, a more thorough cleaning can be done.

Septic Tank Cleaning
We thoroughly clean each septic tank. This includes pumping the tank completely. This ensures the solids at the bottom of the tank are completely removed. We operate large capacity pump trucks with modern vacuum equipment.