Septic Pumping Services
While some people are hopping on the septic to sewer conversion bandwagon, others embrace their septic tanks. Even if you’ve embraced your home’s septic tank, this plumbing component is a mystery to most homeowners, even those who have one on their property. While most of the time the septic tank works without fail and you don’t have to give its function too much thought, occasionally the tank may need septic plumbing services to keep it working at its very best.
Here are some facts about septic systems that you may or may not have known.
How do you locate the septic tank?
Professional plumbers in Southern California offer local septic pumping services.
However, if this is something you want to find out on your own, consider the following:
- In certain cases, you may go to your city or county to request site plans of the home that may outline the location of the septic tank.
- If there are no plans available, you might ask a neighbor or the previous owner.
If you are not able to find the septic tank, do not worry. We have the proper equipment needed to locate the septic tank. Using a special video camera, we can see in your pipes for the location of your septic tank. Using a locator, we have that is very alike to a metal detector, we will be able to locate the camera and determine the depth.
The cost associated with septic tank pumping is based on the following:
- Tank size
- Access to the location
- The accessibility of the tank
- If it is ready to be pumped
- If there is any additional labor needed to reveal the lid prior to pumping
Septic tanks are usually 2-5 ft underground and they have two lids that are 2” in diameter, on average. The lids must be dug out when the septic tank is located. If you happen to know the exact location of the tank, we will dig and reveal the lid for free if it is less than 6”.
Wise Choice Plumbing and Rooter provides customers with emergency plumbing service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no overtime charges. Our septic repair and replacement specialists are also available for sewer-line repair and replacement, too, for properties with this sewage removal system.