What To Expect During Your Septic Tank Cleaning

27 January 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

It might be time to have your septic tank cleaned. What you might not really know is what to expect during the septic tank cleaning process. These are some of the main things that you should expect when you hire a professional service to help with cleaning out your septic tank.

Your Septic Tank Will Be Pumped

Before they can perform any cleaning tasks on your septic tank, the crew that comes out to your home will likely need to pump your septic tank. This allows them to get rid of all of the waste and sludge in your septic tank. This is a task that should be done every few years to prevent your septic tank from overflowing or becoming clogged. The crew that comes out to do the job will use a big truck and a large hose to pump all of the waste out of your septic tank and into their truck. Then, depending on the laws in your area and the preferences of the company, they will dispose of all of that household waste in a safe, legal, and environmentally responsible manner.

The Septic Tank Should Be Washed Out

After your septic tank has been pumped out, it will then be washed out with water. This is done to get rid of any remaining waste that might not have been pumped out of the tank during the pumping process.

An Inspection Will Be Performed

You might not assume that an inspection will be included when you have your septic tank cleaned. However, since the septic tank will be empty and clean, it will be that much easier—and more pleasant—for a professional to perform an inspection to look for cracks, holes, or other damage in the septic tank. Plus, if there is something wrong with your septic tank, having it repaired when it's empty is usually a lot easier, more affordable, and more effective. Because of this, many septic tank cleaning services do perform an inspection after they have finished cleaning out their customers' tanks. If possible, you will want to look for a septic tank cleaning company that offers this service. If the technicians who perform the inspection let you know that there are problems with your septic tank, you will probably want to address these issues as soon as possible to help ensure that your septic tank stays in great condition.

For more information, contact a septic tank cleaning service.