When you are searching “Septic Tank Pumping” in Mesa, AZ A-American Septic Service has prompt, professional, and effective service. Since 1953, A-American has been dedicated to providing professional Septic Tank Cleaning and Pumping Services in Mesa Valley, AZ and neighboring cities including Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale. Being a family owned business that has been providing services for over 60 years, we understand the value of a healthy household and possess the professional knowledge and experience to provide that peace of mind for your family.
How Often Should My Septic Tank Be Pumped?
The Department of Environmental Quality advises to have your system pumped at least once every 3 to 5 years. In case of heavy usage, leakage in faucets or toilets, introduction of large or coarse items into the system, and using non septic friendly cleaning agents, the system may need to be pumped on a more frequent basis to keep it operational. Quality septic tank pumping services are just a click away.
I noticed a septic smell –Should I pump my tank?
A septic stench does not necessarily mean that your tank require pumping. If the odor is:
Inside the house – ensure that there is water in all drains and ‘P’ traps. If not used for prolonged periods of time, the water in the trap in sink, toilet, shower and other drains around the house can evaporate, letting septic fumes and odor in through the dried up traps. The design of the P trap ensures that septic odors don’t enter the house by forming a water barrier in the drain. Simply let water run in the drain for a few minutes if the trap has dried up to remedy foul odors. If this doesn’t prove to be helpful in eliminating the odor, inspect the gasket (seal) around the toilet base. A crack or break in the seal can also allow septic odor in. If this is the case, you can apply a DIY solution or contract a plumber to replace the gasket. If the odor is coming in through a roof vent, this can be remedied by having charcoal filters installed.
Outside the house – it could be seeping through the septic tank itself, the roof vent pipe, or the vent at the end of the leach field, provided you have one. It is difficult to stop these septic fumes as they will leak through any crevice and are a natural byproduct of the septic sewage treatment system. To suppress any odors coming from the septic tank, some dirt can be placed over the cover to filter the escaping fumes. Odor detected in the air may be coming from the vent pipe on the roof (over the bathroom). A charcoal filter can be used to prevent any odors escaping from the roof vent pipe of the vent at the end of the leach field..
If you notice the odor is coming from the ground around the tank and it is visibly wet, black or has dense vegetation growing out of it, have the system inspected by a septic technician to ascertain the problem.
One or more of my drains is clogged. Is this a job for a plumber or a septic company?
In case of a clog or backed up drains, it is ideal to call A-American Septic or any other septic tank maintenance service first. Our technicians are well equipped to diagnose whether you are facing plumbing issues or those associated with the septic processing system. Where our team of professionals have comprehensive knowledge of septic systems, most plumbers don’t so calling in a plumber first without diagnosing the real issue could turn out to be waste of your time and money.
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL SEPTIC MAINTENANCE SERVICES
At A-American Septic, we offer inspection, maintenance, pumping and repair services for residential and commercial septic tank systems. Whether you want to schedule an inspection or just have some questions about your drains and septic system, the extensive knowledge of our experienced technicians is just a phone call away. Upon inspection, our technician will assess and determine the most ideal maintenance service that your tank may require.
Septic Tank Services We Offer: Installation, Consultation, Cleaning, Diagnosis, Maintenance, Pumping, Repair, Grease Trap Cleaning, and Preventative Maintenance.