Septic Tank Cleaning & Pumping Services in Phoenix, AZ | A-American Septic Service
A-American Septic Service is a Septic Tank Cleaning & Pumping Services Company in Phoenix, Arizona that has been serving the Entire Valley and surrounding areas including Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley since 1953. We offer the care and understanding of a family owned business, along with the stability of a large company with longevity. We also offer the piece of mind that comes with over 150 years’ worth of combined experience and knowledge.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does a septic tank work?
How often do I need to pump my septic system?
Things you can do to help keep your maintenance simpler, and the cost down:
l Note how deep the tank is buried – For easier servicing, have risers installed. They will pay for themselves the first time you have your next service by avoiding any labor charges for digging.
l Note the “size” or volume of tank – The septic size, in gallons, dictates the amount you will pay for service. You are charged by volume. Keep a record of the ”size”. This will help you figure the price for service, in the future. Keep in mind that the amount of material pumped from the septic tank can be greater than the capacity of the septic tank if it overfilled and backed up – what is being pumped is not just the contents of the tank, but the overflow, as well.
l Keep tabs on condition – Ask the technician how the tank looks, is it structurally o.k. Are the baffles or tees in place, and what is the overall condition? Are there problems that need prompt attention? Preventative maintenance is always less expensive and more convenient than correcting emergency problems.
I have no problems—Do I still have to have it pumped?
I smell a septic odor- What do I do?
Odors Inside– If you detect odor inside your home, make sure that all “P” traps, or drains, have water in them. When a sink, shower, toilet, or even washing machine drain is not used for an extended period of time, the water in a trap can evaporate, allowing the septic gases to enter the house back through the dried trap. The P trap is designed specifically to hold water, forming a barrier for odor. Simply run water in the drain for a few minutes to remedy a dry, or empty, trap. You should also check the seal (gasket) around the base of your toilets. A broken seal can allow odors into the home. You can replace the gasket yourself, or contact a plumber for service. Odors could also be coming in from the roof vents, in which case you can purchase and install charcoal filters.
Odors Outside– Septic odor outside the house could be coming from the septic tank, the vent pipe on the roof, or the vent pipe at the end of your leach field (if you have one). Septic gases are a naturally occurring side effect of the septic water treatment process. These gases can and will escape out of any small opening. To eliminate an odor from the septic tank cover, place a small amount of dirt over the cover to act as a filter. Odor detected in the air may be coming from the vent pipe on the room (over the bathroom). This pipe vents the septic gasses from the house out through the roof. A charcoal filter can eliminate the odor coming from the vent pipe at the end of the leach field.
If the odor seems to be coming from the ground, and the ground is wet, appears black, or heavy vegetation growth is visible around the tank or pit/ field area, you should schedule a visit with your septic technician as soon as possible. There may be some problems.
Should I add septic treatments to the system to make it work better?
My house is backed up. Should I call a plumber or a septic company?
Where is my septic tank?
Residential & Commercial Septic Services
A-American Septic offers residential and commercial options for Septic Tank Inspections, Pumping, Cleaning & Maintenance. When you need service, repair, or maintenance, we are a quick phone call away. Whether you’re ready to schedule, or just have questions, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is happy to help.One of our service technicians will directly with you to determine what Septic Tank Maintenance might be needed for your tank.
Septic Tank Services: Cleaning, Pumping, Maintenance, Diagnosis, Education, Repair, Installation, Design, Grease Trap Cleaning, Pumping, & Preventative Maintenance.