Tampa Bay Plumbers performs a septic pump out in Tampa everyday. The only difference between the way we perform the service and the way everyone else does is we actually do it correctly. Most septic contractors will dig up one side of the tank and pump out the water and move on to the next job. This is not the right way to do it. Septic tanks are designed to be full; and when I say full I mean to the operational level. The operational level on most tanks means there should be approximately 10 inches of air on the top of the water line in the tank. As water is used inside the house an equal amount of water goes out of the tank. The sole purpose of a septic tank is to trap solids and break them down. Solids float on the surface of the tank and slowly breakdown with good bacteria. The sludge that is created sinks to the bottom of the tank. Sludge is the fecal mater produced from the bacteria as it consumes all of the solids in the tank.
If your septic contractor only cleans the water from the tank, they have only really done about 25% of the septic pump out. It is critical that both sides of the tank be opened and all of the sludge and solids pumped from the tank. You should also have the baffle-tee filter cleaned every time the tank is cleaned. You should also treat your system with liquid live bacteria ever time you have your tank pumped. This way the tank starts off with an extremely high number of beneficial bacteria. We strongly recommend purchasing our liquid live bacteria when we perform a septic pump out.
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