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Septic Tank Pumping, Cleaning & Installation in Phoenix, AZ
Going back to 1953, A-American Septic Service has been committed to delivering professional Septic Tank Cleaning, Pumping Services, and Installations in Phoenix, AZ and surrounding cities including Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, and Scottsdale. Being a family owned business that has been providing septic services for more than 60 years we recognize the value of a healthy household and have the professional understanding and experience to provide peace of mind to you and your family.
How frequently should I have my septic tank pumped?
The AEDQ recommends having your septic system pumped at the minimum, every 3 to 5 years. In case of heavier usage, leaks in toilets or faucets, addition of large items into the system, and using non-septic cleaning products, the septic system may need to be pumped more frequently to keep it functioning properly. Reliable septic tank pumping services is just a click away.
I am noticing a septic smell –Should I get my tank pumped?
A septic stench does not automatically mean that your tank requires pumping. If the odor is:
Outside of the house – it could possibly be permeating through the tank itself, the roof vent pipe, or the vent at the end of your drain field, if you have one. It is difficult to stop these septic fumes as they will leak through any crack and are a common byproduct of the sewage treatment system. To subdue any odors coming out of the septic tank, some dirt can be shoveled over the cover to filter out the emerging fumes. Odor noticed in the air could be coming from the vent pipe on the roof. A charcoal filter can be utilized to prevent any odors leaking from the roof vent pipe of the vent at the end of your drain field.
Inside of the house – make sure that there is water in all drains and ‘P’ traps. If not used for prolonged periods of time, the water in the trap in the sink, toilet, shower and other drains around the house can dry up, allowing septic odor and fumes in through the dried up ‘P’ traps. The specific design of the ‘P’ trap assures that septic odors don’t enter the house by developing a water barrier in the drain. Just let water run inside the drain for a couple of minutes if the trap has dried up to clear up foul odors. If this doesn’t prove to be helpful in eradicating the odor, examine the gasket around the toilets base. A crack or gap in the seal can also enables septic odor in. If this is what you are experiencing you can try a DIY resolution or contact a licensed plumber to replace the worn gasket. If the odor is coming in through the roof vent, this can be corrected by installing charcoal filters.
One or more of my drains is backed up. Is this a job for a licensed plumber or a septic company?
In case of backed up drains, it is important to call A-American Septic Service or any other septic tank maintenance service first. Our technicians are knowledgeable and are fully equipped to diagnose whether you are dealing with plumbing issues or those correlated with the septic processing system. Where our team of specialists has comprehensive knowledge of septic systems, a lot of plumbers don’t, so calling a plumber first without diagnosing the real problem could turn out to be waste of your time and more importantly your money.
How does a septic tank work?
The septic tank is the area where the first stage of wastewater treatment takes place. The conditions in the tanks are optimal for bacterial growth. The bacteria treat the organic waste as a food source. After the bacteria digests the waste, it settles down to the bottom of the tank and is called as “sludge”. Very little of soaps, fats and greases are eaten by the bacteria and because they are lighter than water; these continue to lie on the surface of the water. This build up is commonly known as “scum”. The area between the sludge and scum is recognized as the “clear zone”. This is the zone of treated wastewater that passes out of the septic tank to the next element of the disposal system. Gases produced during condensation are usually vented through the homes plumbing vents.
I have no problems—Do I still have to have my septic system pumped?
Yes! Proper maintenance, which includes pumping at least every 3-5 years, is essential to extending the life of your septic system. When your tank is pumped out, the leaching portion of your system is able to take a brief break from receiving any liquid. You may also want to inquire as to whether you should have your system cleaned during your regular maintenance visit.
Should I add septic treatments to the system to make it work better?
This subject is an ongoing debate in the industry. A bacteria treatment can be added to your system to help maintain live bacteria levels. The treatments can be administered monthly. Treatment can be as simple as flushing a pre- measured packet of bacteria/ enzymes down the toilet. You can also have your septic technician add a treatment directly to the system during a routine maintenance visit. If someone has been ill, and on prescription medication, or heavy cleaning has been done, resulting in bleach or bacteria or other harsh chemical use, a bacteria treatment may be a good idea to help bring the system back into balance. Never let solvents or paint thinners enter your system.
My home is backed up. Should I contact a plumber or a septic company?
Always call A-American Septic Service first. We can ask you questions to help you determine whether your symptoms might be associated to plumbing issues, or if you are truly experiencing a septic system headache. Most plumbers have very little or no septic experience at all, so you could be throwing money away by calling a plumber first. We get a large amount service calls from plumbers who are unable to remedy a customer’s problems.
Where is my septic tank?
County health departments will issue permits and inspect septic systems as they are getting installed. If your septic system has been installed in the last 20 years, you may be able to find a drawing of the layout of the system affixed to the original permit. You can request for a permit search from Maricopa County Environmental Services by submitting their form. A- American Septic Service can help you with filing out the form, at no charge. Or if you like, A- American Septic Service can submit the request for you, for a fee.
Residential & Commercial Septic Service
At A-American Septic Service, we offer inspections, maintenance, pumping and repair service for residential and commercial septic tank systems. If you want to schedule an inspection or just have questions about your septic system, the vast knowledge of our experienced technicians is always just a phone call away. Upon examination, our technician will determine the most optimal maintenance service that your septic system may need.
Septic Tank System Service In Phoenix, Arizona
Schedule Septic Tank Pumping, Cleaning & Installation in Phoenix today by calling A-American Septic Services at 602-455-3878. A-American Septic Service is a Septic Tank Cleaning & Pumping Company serving the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, and surrounding Arizona cities.