Quality Septic should pump your septic tank every 2-3 years to maintain proper system operation. Some homeowners pump yearly depending on usage, how many people are in the home and if their system's leach field starts having problems. When a leach field starts to have issues, the ground will not absorb or drain, causing your tank to begin backing up. A common sign that this is occurring is that the leach field area will appear wet. Dumping cooking grease down your drains can also cause your drain field to fail early. Newer septic tanks have a filter that requires yearly cleaning to avoid system backups. Please do not neglect your septic system; it is a significant part of your home and very expensive to replace.
A septic system requires you to have your septic tank inspected before selling your home, and this is an ADEQ State requirement many homeowners do not know. You might think your septic system has no issues if you have no backups, but your tank's structural condition might be at risk. Our technicians will find your tank, dig down to the accessible man-hole lid or lids depending on the year of the tank to start the inspection, perform a flow test that checks your drain field, and clean your tank of solids and sludge. We take photos of the tank's interior to verify the job quality and condition of the septic tank. We will provide the pictures to the homeowner, along with the state-required inspection report stating any issues that need attention, if any.
Septic and grease pumping for commercial properties in Arizona is necessary for continuous facility operation. Whether you're a fast food restaurant or fine dining requiring routine pumping of your grease traps or interceptors, a commercial organization with a septic tank, Quality Septic will come out for regular maintenance. We also provide quarterly services for car dealerships and car washes. These companies have interceptor tanks that reduce oily water and grit from entering sewer systems.
What is an Effluent Filter, and how do you know you have one? An Effluent Filter is a filter constructed primarily of plastic. The filter is located inside the rear of the septic tank's outlet side of the septic tank to help capture large solid particles from entering your leach field. Effluent Filters are on tanks built from 2001 and newer. This filter's purpose is to increase your drain field's life span. ADEQ recommends cleaning the filter once a year to prevent backups and leach field damage.
Do have your septic tank pumped every 2-3 years.
Do know the location of your septic system.
Do call Quality Septic when having an issue with your septic system.
Don't flush any material that will not break down (I.E., Feminine products, flushable wipes, even if they say flushable).
Don't put food scraps and heavy chemicals down your drains; they are unsuitable for your septic system.