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How Often Should I Use Pump Tank Services?

Pump Tank Services Provided by Lenexa Plumbers

At A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc., we offer pump tank services for all types of tank systems, including septic tanks, holding tanks, car wash mud pits, grease traps and interceptors, etc. We even provide our services for basements. We handle calls for flooding and provide the repairs that are needed to get a septic tank or other type of tank back in working order. At A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc., we carry out our pumping services using 4,000-gallon-capacity vacuum trucks. Whether you require pumping services as part of your tank's regular maintenance or you need them for a clog that caused your plumbing to get backed up, our Lenexa plumbers are here to help!

Determining Pump Tank Service Frequency

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), periodic pumping is essential for keeping a septic tank functioning properly. Pumping helps prevent buildup by getting rid of sludge and floating scum that could cause blockages. Some individuals need pumping services after a clog or plumbing backup has occurred. Here are a few tips the EPA provides for determining when your septic tank needs to get pumped:

  • Septic tanks typically need pumping every 3 to 5 years, though this varies depending on the tank and the household using the tank, so you should talk to a professional.
  • Alternative septic systems that have electrical pumps, float switches and mechanical components usually need to be inspected for potential pumping once a year.
  • Your system needs pumping if one of the following is true: the bottom of the outlet tee lies within 6 inches of the he bottom of the scum layer, or the outlet tee lies within 12 inches of the top of the layer of sludge.

One of our professional plumbers can help you determine if it is time to pump your septic tank or other type of holding tank. A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. is a family-owned business that has been serving individuals in the Kansas City metro area and in Johnson County for more than four decades. Through our emergency services, we are able to show up for same-day visits. There are no additional costs for same-day, evening or weekend appointments. Contact us for quick service!

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A-1 Sewer & Septic Service Inc. - Kansas City Plumber
Located at 6370 Carter Street Shawnee, KS 66203. View Map
Phone: (913) 631-5201
Website: http://www.a-1sewerandsepticservice.com/