Septic Tank Pumping & Cleaning Services in Peoria, AZ | A-American Septic
When you are searching for “Septic Tank Pumping” or “Septic Tank Cleaning” in Peoria, Arizona we are here to help! A-American Septic Service is your go-to septic tank cleaning and pumping service company that serves Peoria, Arizona. We have been serving the Phoenix valley since 1953. We have the care and compassion of a family operated and owned business that has a continued track record of satisfied customers. At A-American Septic we have over 150 years of combined experience that gives you peace of mind when you need any of our septic tank services.
Frequently Asked Septic Questions:
How exactly does a septic tank work?
A septic tank is where the main part of your water treatment starts. The condition inside the tank is great for the growth of bacteria. The organisms will use the natural waste as a way to get nourishment. After the microbes get what they need, it will settle at the bottom of the tank and is mainly called slop. None of the cleansers, oils and fats is eaten as they are lighter than the water and they will float on top. This is called rubbish. The field between the slop and rubbish is called the unmistakable zone. As zones are treated, waste water will be carried out of the tank and then transferred. Gases that are created are vented out through the pipe vents.
How often should my septic system be pumped?
You should pump your septic system every 3 to 5 years. This is part of the guide from the Department of Environmental Quality. More heavy usage, faulty spigots or toilets, remote objects or using non-septic safe chemicals may impact that time frame, which means it is important to keep the system working correctly.
Things you may do to help keep the cost down and maintenance easier:
Keep a detailed record of where your tank is located: You or a septic tank professional can draw out your septic system and show you exactly where your septic tank links to your house.
Take note how the tank is capped: To make less adjusting, use risers. The risers will pay for themselves in the long run when you could be charged for digging.
You should know the size of your septic tank in gallons which will tell the septic company how much to charge you. They will charge you by volume. Keep accurate records of the size as it will help to find the cost of your septic service. Be sure to measure the material that is pumped out of the tank can’t be more than the limit of the tank. What is being pumped out may not be how much is actually inside the tank, but everything is there.
Keep record of the condition of the tank: Ask the septic service worker to take a visual inspection. Ask if it is okay? Is everything set up the right way and what is the condition? Are there any problems that need to be fixed? Preventative maintenance isn’t that costly, but it is great if something bad happens.
I don’t have issues with my tank – Do I need to still have it pumped?
Yes! Your maintenance manual states that you should have it pumped it every 3 to 5 years, as it could lengthen the total life of your septic system. When your tank is pumped out, your tank gets a mini vacation from breaking down your waste. You should also ask if you should have the septic system cleaned during pumping.
I smell a bad septic odor – what do I need to do?
A smell from your septic system doesn’t necessarily tell you that it’s time to have your tank pumped. If the smell is inside, make sure your P traps have water in them. A shower, toilet washer drain that hasn’t been used for some time can cause septic gases to enter your house through the P trap. The P trap is meant to hold water, which will keep the smell out. Run water in the drain for a little while to purge the trap. You may need to inspect the gasket seal around the toilets. A cracked or broken seal can also cause septic smells. You may replace the seal yourself or call a handyman to do it for you. Smells could also be coming from your rooftop vents. When this is the case, simply buy and install some charcoal channels.
If the smell is outside your home, it could be from your vent pipe, roof, or tank near the end of your filter field, if you have one. Septic gas normally happens from the water treated inside the tank. The gas may escape out of any opening it finds. To get rid of the smell, put a little dirt over the cover near the channel. Smells may also be coming from the vent pipe over your bathroom. This pipe vents out septic gases from your home to the roof. Using a charcoal channel will remove the smell. There may be an issue if the smell is just beginning and the ground is wet, looks dark, or there is a lot of growth near your pit or tank, you may need to talk to a septic professional soon
Should I add any septic treatment to my system to make it better?
Before you add them, you should ask a septic technician about using chemical treatments for your septic system. A bacterial treatment can be used to help maintain the live bacteria levels monthly. The treatments are easy to use because you simply just flush a packet of chemicals. If anyone in your home has been using bleach, cleansers, or prescription meds that have been flushed into the drain then live bacteria will assist. Please never put solvents or paint thinners in your drains or septic tank system.
My house is really backed up. Do I need to call a septic company or a plumber?
Please call A-American Septic Service first. We will be able to help you to find out if there are pipe issues or if your septic system itself is actually having issues. A lot of plumbers do not have septic system experience, so you can just blow your money by calling a plumber first. We get a lot of service calls from plumbers who usually can’t fix your issues.
Where is my septic tank located?
County Health Departments will inspect and issue permits whenever a septic system is installed. If your system has been installed within the last 20 years, you can easily find out where your system is. You may ask for a septic tank permit search by submitting a form from the Maricopa County Environmental Services. We can also help you to outline your septic system free of charge.
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SEPTIC SERVICES
A-American Septic offers residential and commercial possible choices for septic tank inspections, maintenance, cleaning and pumping. When you are in need of septic service, septic service support, or repair we will be there with a simple phone call. It really doesn’t matter what you are need of or if you just have questions, our highly educated staff is more than happy to help you. One of our technicians will discuss what would be best for you or what is needed for your septic tank system.
Septic Tank Services A-American Septic Service offers: Preventative maintenance, pumping, grease trap cleaning, design, installation, repair, diagnosis and regular maintenance.