Septic System Cleaning & Pumping

Scum and sludge -- what to do when you've got too much.

**Only a licensed professional should pump a septic tank due to the health hazards posed by the waste.

      We don't just pump it, we clean it. The liquid, solid, and semi-solid material in a treatment tank is a removed by a vacuum pump fitted with a hose depositing the material to a truck-mounted, sealed tank. All In One cleaning procedures includes agitating all solids, but only after lowering the liquid level to 12 inches below the outlet. This is necessary to ensure no solids are allowed to escaped the treatment tank. Agitation of the tank is accomplished by mechanical stirring the Crust Buster. The high speed rotation of the Crust Buster allows the tank crust and solids to agitate and mix into easily pumped slurry. The rotation of the blade lifts and removes solids and chunks off the bottom of the tank while pulling the crust off the top. Mechanical stirring of the tank contents allows All In One to clean your tank more thoroughly. Tanks shall be deemed as clean when all organic solids are removed and the total average liquid depth remaining in the tank is between 1” and 3”.

      Scum: Substances lighter than water (oil, grease, fats) float to the top. Scum, Sludge and Effluent are normal contents of a septic tank.

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(Left) Here is the inlet pipe. Without the baffle tee it is easy to observe water flowing into the tank from the Flow Test.

 

(Right) This outlet pipe is missing the baffle tee, and effluent filter. Without these items, sludge and solids can easily flow into the leach field, causing very expensive problems.

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