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Septic Tank Cleaning Miami

What is a septic Tank?

A main component of an onsite sewage facility, the septic tank is a large tank of anywhere between 1,000 to 2,000 gallons connected to a waste pipe at one end and a drainage pipe at the other. From the input, waste water fills the tank for long enough to let the heavy sediments sink and lighter sediments float. The solids remain in the first chamber to be anaerobically digested while the liquid continues on to the second chamber where another round of settlement occurs. The remaining liquid travels through the drainage pipe to a seepage field where soil filters impurities from the water and the water is left to either be absorbed or evaporated.

How often should it be pumped?

Depending on usage and volume capacity, the average septic tank needs to be emptied about every two years and maybe even more depending on how many people are in the house. This time period allows for maximum efficiency and upkeep as the continual cleaning out maintains the effectiveness of the drainage system. By emptying the tank, this pumping also provides you an opportunity to make sure there are no cracks or build up that would otherwise prevent efficiency.

How is the tank cleaned?

When it is time to pump the tank, it is important to find a reliable and dependable pumping company to call. They will arrive with a large vacuum truck to suck out all of the collected solid waste. These trucks are basically giant vacuum tanks mounted on a trailer with a hose attached that is lowered into the area needing to be vacuumed. Once collected, the waste is then dealt with in a clean and ecologically friendly manner.

Why should it be cleaned?

The septic tank must be maintained through preventative maintenance. If the bottom is allowed to build up too much solid material, no more solids can collect at the bottom and eventually flow through the drainage pipe and out into the field where it poisons the flora and fauna. When this is flooded, it also increases the chance of the pipes clogging as the solid waste solidifies on the pipes. If this happens, the homeowner will be fined heavily for failing to take the necessary steps to prevent an avoidable situation.

Who should clean it?

For septic tank pumping in Miami, Alligator septic tank service is the best choice. With over 22 years of experience in Florida, their team of experts find your tank, dig up the lid, and remove all waste via septic pumping. Once done, a thorough inspection of the structural integrity is performed to verify everything is in working order. Their service combines everything you need for a preventative check-up of your septic tank to ensure your system works every time.

Miami Septic Tank Quick Facts:

Pump Every 2 Years

Pump at least every 2 years to prevent solid waste from entering drainfield and clogging the drainfield.

Septic Tank and Drainfield

There are 2 parts to a septic system. Part 1: septic tank Part 2: drainfield.

Don't Use Additives!

If you use septic additives you will fail your drainfield. The additives breakdown solid waste and the solids exit the tank and clog the drainfield. The septic tank traps the solid waste and the solid waste needs to be removed by a pump truck.

List of Miami Septic Services

  • Septic Tank Pumping
  • Septic Tank Pressure Cleaning
  • Septic Tank & Drainfield Inspections
  • Septic Tank Certifications
  • Drain Cleaning & Rooter Service
  • Camera Inspection
  • Lid Repairs
  • Riser Installations
  • Drainfield Repairs
  • Tank Location Services