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What You Need to Know About Septic Tank Cleaning

Douglas Orr Plumbing Inc.

Septic tanks are installed in properties that are not tapped directly to the municipal sewer system such as the ones located in rural areas. It is where waste materials from the home go to. For safety and health purposes, it is recommended to undergo regular pumping and cleaning. This is because the sludge tends to build up over time inside the tank which will eventually cause clogging.

Choked Septic Tank

Think of your septic tank getting all choked up when sludge becomes overly built up. Septic tank cleaning and pumping can only be done by professional plumbers. They are trained in the proper treatment of sewers and also have the right tools and equipment for the job. Symptoms of a choked septic tank that you should look out for include foul-smelling odor and water accumulation in the yard or right above the septic tank. Do not hesitate to call your trusted local Miami plumber when you see these signs because, at this point, pumping and cleaning are an urgent matter.

The Structure

Septic tanks are typically built with concrete. There was a time when homeowners would prefer metal ones but they have switched back to concrete over time. The septic tank is the place where liquid and solid wastes from your home are collected. Solid wastes are supposed to be broken down by bacteria into liquid form making it pass easily out of the tank and into the soil.

Recommended Maintenance

Septic tanks have an opening or hatch on top. The opening or hatch is the only part of the septic tank that is exposed and not covered with soil. Plumbing experts recommend that inspection is done every year. Meanwhile, depending on the inspection results, septic tank cleaning should be done every 3 to 5 years. During an inspection, the hatch is opened and the internal height of the tank is measured. After that, the height of the collected solid matter will also be measured. Pumping should be scheduled at once if the solids reach 35% of the height of the tank. Professional plumbers are the best ones to hire for this job. They have vacuum-powered trucks that can suction the sludge out of the tanks.

Who To Call For Septic Tank Cleaning In Miami, Broward County & Beyond

Douglas Orr Plumbing, Inc. is the company to trust when it comes to septic tank cleaning in Miami, Florida. All you need to do is call (305) 240-6731 to be connected to a licensed plumber immediately.

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