Septic Tank Pumping
• toilets running slowly
• odor in the house
A septic tank unlike a municipal sewer system is house-by-house system. The waste water that comes from the showers, toilets, sink drains, and washing machines goes in to the septic tank. The capacity of a tank varies from house to house. The tank is buried in the ground outside your property.
You may consider pumping your septic tank yourself, but it is not a feasible decision. Pumping the tank requires certain tools and techniques that are only known by a pro. Moreover the scum that would be taken out of the tank needs to be disposed into a container that has to be transported to an appropriate place.
• The filter of a septic tank often needs to be replaced or repaired. Buying and installing a good filter would cost around $200 to $300 on average.
• There are other parts in a septic tank as well. They are PVC pipes and fittings, submersible pumps, and concrete or plastic risers, and lids. The cost of these parts ranges from $50 to $500.
• If you have to replace the whole tank it would range from $1700 and $4000.
• Sometimes a failing septic tank is resurrected by soil fracturing. This involves inserting a hollow tube into the ground and injecting a 300-pound blast of air. This procedure can cost you from $1,000 to $2,000.
• Never park cars or keep building materials such as bags of sands or concrete on the septic tank.
• Never plant trees on your septic tank.
• Neve throw baby wipes, paper towels, or diapers, chemotherapy drugs or other such pills, etc. down your drains.
Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Although rate quoted in the page are typical average rates that can be seen across USA, they can vary in certain areas depending upon city and the variables associated with each individual project.