Septic Tank Pumping Services


Septic tank pumping 

When was the last time you got your septic tank pumped? If you require septic tank pumping service anytime soon, you've come to the right place! 

You should have your septic system cleaned every 3 to 5 years. Regular pumping will not only increase the lifespan of your septic tank, but also help you get rid of clogs and buildups.

From conventional septic pumping to commercial septic pumping, we do everything. Count on us to respond to your request as soon as possible.

A septic system might be simple in design but it requires companies like Excavating NJ™ or the homeowners to monitor them before costly problems arise. Most times, once a problem becomes obvious, it's too late for any simple solutions.

Repairing septic problems sometimes could cost thousands of dollars in labor and parts. That is where Excavating NJ™ or the homeowner comes in. A little preventive maintenance can go a long way in preventing costly repairs.

Generally, commercial septic tank pumping involves a pump truck removing the sludge, effluent and scum in the tank and leaving the tank empty and ready to be filled again. These days, federal and state laws govern the final destination of the contents of your septic tank. In some cases, the septic contents are taken to waste treatment plants and added to the stew piped in from a municipal sewer system or delivered to independent, for-profit companies specializing in the treatment of seepage.

Septic systems are designed so that only the effluent is discharged from the tank into the drain field (also called the leach field). This is done through a set of pipes with holes drilled into them and allows the effluent to flow into the ground (but above the water table). The effluent gets degraded enough to be well-filtered by good soil. There's plenty of organic material left in the effluent, though, which acts as fertilizer. Many times the drain field boasts the healthiest vegetation above it.

Even with a healthy microbial ecosystem breaking down the seepage, a well-functioning septic system and good drain field, the sludge and scum layers in your tank will build up over time. The sludge and scum should be pumped out periodically -- generally when the bottom of the floating scum layer is within 6 inches or (15.2 centimeters) of the outlet pipe or the top of the sunken sludge layer is within 12 inches or (30.4 centimeters) of it. It's impossible to tell when your waste has reached these levels without annual or even biannual inspections, depending on household size or use frequency.

This is why it's recommended that property owners with a septic system have their tank and distribution box checked every year. Having A septic inspection assures that the pipes and Distribution Box (D-BOX) have proper flow and the drain field to make sure it's discharging the effluent properly. It is highly recommended that the septic tank be pumped every one to three years, depending on how many people live or visit the household.

Rely on the technicians at Excavating NJ™ to make sure your septic system is cleaned to perfection. 


Excavating NJ Testimonials

Home Owner
2018-01-30, 19:04
I was in the process of selling my home and the septic inspection determined that 40% of my system was working due to its age of 39 yrs. I Excavating … read more
Charles Thomas
2014-06-19, 09:42
We bought the house late 2013 and love the area. The team at Excavating NJ were an interesting mix to work with and they got the job done in an … read more
Rick and Teri Andrews
2018-01-03, 09:41
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