Septic Tank Pumping and Cleaning - Sault Ste. Marie, ON
It is legally required to clean your septic tank every two years. A thorough cleaning and inspection also keeps your sewage system in proper order. The last thing anyone wants is a septic system that fails and starts to clog up! We have staff to help you with your tank pumping needs across Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas.
If your tank leaks and a government inspector deems it unsafe to the environment, they will usually recommend you install a new system which could run into thousands of dollars. Prevention is always better than the cure, and less expensive too! Trust our team to take care of your sewage tank maintenance.
Besides the law, you want to consider other factors when determining the frequency of your tank cleaning:
> The number of people in your household:
Of course, a larger number of people means more waste and the need for more frequent tank maintenance
> How big your tank is:
A larger tank can hold more waste and might need to be cleaned less often than a smaller one
> Water usage:
A septic tank at a cottage that you only visit a few times in the summer might need to be inspected less frequently than one in your home where you have many people using water around the year
Here are a few reasons you should book an inspection once every couple of years:
> Solid and liquid matter is pumped out which makes room for additional waste to enter the tank. Scum that usually floats at the top is removed using environmentally safe and professional equipment.
> Septic tanks have toxic gases inside them which are extremely hazardous if released or if someone enters the tank.
> When a government inspection happens, you might be asked for proof of the last cleaning. They will need to see a receipt or some form of confirmation that the last pumping wasn’t more than two years ago. Each province has its own mandated cleaning frequency, but in Ontario, it is 2 years.
> Leaks are not only messy but also bad for the environment. Furthermore, they can create problems when the authorities inspect your sewage system.
> A clogged drainage system will either lead to sewage overflowing onto the lawn or back into the house, both of which present a health hazard.
Whatever you do, do not try and pump the tank yourself! Only specialized cleaners are recommended to clean tanks because of the hazardous nature of the tasks and the matter in the tank itself.
Summer is the ideal time to get your cleaning appointment booked. Sewage system clean-ups in the winter are harder and more expensive. Contact us today and one of our experts will visit your location to determine the best method, whether it’s selective or complete removal of all waste matter in the tank.
We have tie-ups with public sewage facilities to safely discharge the waste. This means complete disposal at a government approved location. Let’s work together to create a safe environment for us all!
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