Septic system tanks hold a majority of your home’s water. The septic system connects your drains, pipes, sewers, and the tank. Since so much water is contained in this system, it’s important to keep the tank as clean as possible. However, since septic tanks are so large, it’s easy for contaminants to get into your water supply.
Over time, solids will begin to accumulate in a septic tank if the system is not pumped regularly. Therefore, if there is an excess amount of solids in a septic tank, it can produce waste. All water from septic tanks flows into drains, sewers, and pipes. When wastewater enters a septic system, the solid material separated into three distinct layers: scum, wastewater, and sludge.
The scum layer is made up of grease and oils. Due to the thickness, the grease and oils rest on the top of all the other materials in the tank.
Wastewater takes up the middle portion. This consists of water with undesirable contaminants and chemicals.
Sludge occupies the bottom layer of the tank. It is made up of various settled solids within the tank. Sludge is the main component that requires periodic removal through septic system pumping. Without pumping, sludge can accumulate to dangerous levels and cause hazardous blockages or septic system backups.
Pricing: $295 (less than 2,000 gallons)
$0.13 per gallon over 2,000 gallons
How Often is Pumping Required?
How will you know when it’s time for a septic system pumping? It all depends on a few factors:
- The number of people in your household
– If you have a high number of people in your household, it’s likely that you will use more water.
- How much water you use regularly
– The more water you use, the more often your tank will require septic system pumping.
- Whether or not you have a garbage disposal
– If you have a garbage disposal, you will typically need pumpings more frequently. This is because a large amount of solids enter your tank regularly.
Generally, with all of these factors in mind, septic tank plumbing is needed every 1 to 3 years on average.
At Delaware Valley Septics, our septic system professionals can help you to determine just when your septic system pumping is required. We also offer routine septic system inspections, during which your sludge layer will be checked and maintained.
We provide septic system pumping in the following Delaware Valley areas:
- Chester County
- Montgomery County
- Newtown Square
- West Chester
Our efficient and affordable septic system pumping services are available for the price of $295 if there are less than 2,000 gallons of water in your tank. Every extra gallon will cost $0.13. To get an estimate and find out how much water is in your tank, contact us for a consultation.
Our professionals also offer drain cleaning and other services to improve the quality of your water and your septic system. Our services include installation, inspection, maintenance, repairs, and perc testing. If you notice something wrong with your septic tank, drains, or sewer, call us at 1-(844)-4-DELVAL.
Our team performs safe and thorough septic system pumping on all types of systems within the region. We serve property owners throughout the Delaware Valley in Chester County, Gladwyne, Montgomery County, Newtown Square, Radnor, Villanova, West Chester, and surrounding areas.