San Diego Plumbing Contractors Answer Top Septic Tank Questions
As San Diego’s septic tank installation and repair team, our offices get several calls per week about septic pumping, broken pipes, backups and more. Here, we answer the most common questions our septic tank owners ask.
Are Septic Tanks Hard to Maintain?
Not if you’re careful. To maintain the quality and efficiency of your septic tanks,be sure to prevent any solid foods, fats, and oils from going down your drains, and switch to septic safe toilet paper to prevent any major clogging. When cleaning, do not use any poisons or harsh chemicals as only biodegradable products should be going down the tank.
How Often Do I Need to Clean My Septic Tank?
Septic tanks should be cleaned depending on how big the tank is and how much of it is used. Some will last years longer than others depending on the size. Simply look up your tank size and number of contributors to see how often the septic tank should be cleaned.
How Often Should I Get My Septic Tank Serviced?
Septic tanks should be pumped out every 3 years depending on the number of people who have contributed to it, as well as, the size of the tank. If you wait until the last minute to pump out your tank you may be without a drain, until the lid is dug up and pumped.
Do I Need a Professional Service to Handle the Septic Tank?
Most septic tank systems have their unique internal parts and control panels, which makes it difficult for people to distinguish between one part and another. Be sure to contact a professional who will guide you through using the right supplies and materials to service your unique septic tank system.
How Much Does It Cost to Pump the Septic Tank?
Costs involved in pumping a septic tank really depends on the age, size, and current condition of your septic tank. If you wait until the very last minute to pump your septic tank, when you have backup in your home, extra repair costs will likely be added to your septic system. Typically, the cost for pumping septic tanks in San Diego runs anywhere from $200-$400.
What Are General Guidelines for Septic Tank Safety?
– Be sure to get your septic tank regularly cleaned and pumped
– Do not allow any hazardous or poisonous chemicals down your drains
– Do not flush and power down the drainanything non-biodegradable
– Use environmentally septic-safe products like dish soap and hand soap, septic toilet paper
– Water conservation is the easiest way to protect your septic tank system
– Do not enter a septic tank for any reason, as hazardous hydrogen sulfide gas can build up in an enclosed system
Reliable Septic Tank Repair and Installation in San Diego
Our San Diego plumbing contractors at Perry Plumbing have 35 years of excellent-rated experience, and are proud to be the go-to septic tank repair and installation resource for San Diego homeowners and businesses. If your septic tank is ready to be pumped, do not hesitate to call us at 619-472-2112. We have a 24/7 emergency services line or you can also schedule service here. If you have sewage backing up into your home, we will have someone out to your home today! We solve your septic tank repair issues with state of the art technology and technicians with decades of experience in septic system repair and installation. Do not forget to look at our plumbing coupons page for your chance to save on plumbing repair and installation work!