Portland / Vancouver Metro - The Dalles - Hermiston OR & Tri Cities WA
Your septic system isn’t something you want to worry about and Speedy Septic makes sure you won’t have to. We deliver fast and reliable septic pumping services to homeowners and businesses. Our fully trained and licensed professionals will get the job done right the first time.
We will come out to your property and clean out your septic tank, then inspect it to ensure it’s working properly. We pump:
- Gravity septic systems
- Mound septic systems
- Pump to gravity septic systems
- Pressure distribution septic systems
- Sand filter septic systems
- Sand septic systems
What are Some Signs My Septic Tank Needs to Be Pumped?
When your septic tank is full, it may start showing signs it needs to be pumped including:
- Pooling water above the tank and drainfield: if your septic tank is full wastewater will begin to overflow and rise to the surface
- Greener more lush grass above the septic tank and drainfield: wastewater is nutrient-rich, so if it’s seeping into your lawn, you’ll notice patches of greener grass
- Foul odors: sometimes the signs of a full septic tank aren’t seen but smelled, if you’re getting a whiff off sewage in your yard or drains, it’s likely sulfur
- Slow drains: if your drains and toilets aren’t working properly, there may be a problem with your pipes or septic system
- Gurgling sounds: if you hear gurgling sounds when you run water down the drain or flush your toilet, this could be an indication that your septic tank needs to be pumped
- Sept tank alert system is going off: many septic tanks are equipped with alarm systems that will alert you that your septic system is full or in need of maintenance. It could be a flashing light or loud sound
Do You Really Need to Pump Your Septic Tank?
Yes, you need to pump your septic tank. Neglecting to have your septic tank pumped could result in backups and eventually septic tank failure and the cost to replace a septic tank comes at a high premium–around $7,000 to $15,000.
How Often Should Septic be Pumped?
Your septic system, whether it’s a septic tank or holding tank, must be pumped periodically. For an average-sized household, 3-5 years is the recommended range. However, the frequency of septic cleaning depends on several factors:
- The capacity of your septic tank or holding tank
- Flow of wastewater
- The volume of solids in wastewater (if a garbage disposal is used, more frequent pumping is required)
- Number of people in your household
- 1 person = every 5 years
- 2 people = every 4 years
- 3 people = every 3 years
- 4 people = every 2 to 3 years
- 5 people = every 1 to 2 years
- 6+ people = every year
- Solids ratio – In Oregon DEQ recommends pumping your septic tank or holding tank when sludge and scum take up over 35% of the tank volume
- Type of septic system
- Pressure distribution system: every 2 years
- Simple gravity systems: every 3 years
- Mound systems and other alternative systems: every year
A Speedy Septic technician will be able to determine a more exact frequency while at your property. If you’re unsure when your septic system was last serviced, you can check with your county’s public health center.
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Septic Inspection with Every Septic Pumping
When you get your septic pumping performed by Speedy Septic, we’ll perform a 28-point “Septic Stress Test” to assess your septic tank and its components. Our technicians will:
- Look at the condition of the cleanout
- Ensure sewage waste is flowing properly
- Inspect the septic tank’s condition
- Look for signs of root infiltration
- And so much more!
A Cleaner Approach to Septic Tank Pumping
Many septic cleaning companies use the homeowner’s hose to provide water for the septic cleaning process. This means the same hands that touch the septic tank, then touch the homeowner’s property. At Speedy Septic, we use our own hoses and septic pumping equipment so you can ensure your property remains sterile. And if our technicians need access inside of your home, they always put shoe coverings on first. Furthermore, our technicians ensure no sewage spills onto your property by pressure washing the septic tank’s interior and clearing every hose before it’s rolled back up. This cleaner approach keeps your property clean and reflects our higher standard of service.
Where Does the Septic Cleaning Waste Go?
Once a Speedy Septic technician completes your septic pumping, the contents are taken to our Eastern Oregon treatment facility and are eventually returned to the earth as a fertilizer.
Experts in Septic Pumping
Septic cleaning is inevitable but what makes Speedy Septic a cut above the rest is not only our cleaner approach with the process, but if our technicians see that your system needs minor repairing, they’ll perform those on the spot, saving you time and money later on. We understand scheduling septic tank pumping services can be a hassle, especially if its an emergency so we offer 24/7 customer service. So contact Speedy Septic today for your septic pumping needs!Back to Septic Services
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