Frequently Asked Questions
Below we offer a few answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you do not find the answer you're looking for please fill out the form below, call or email us, we would be happy to help you.
What services do we Specialize in?
Grease trap pumping
Septic tank locating
Rv Black and Gray tank pumping
Long Term Rv Tank rentals
Small Interior Grease Traps
Tanks & Cleaning
What is a clean out?
The clean out is not where you pump a septic tank from, although the name would make you think it is. The clean out is a pipe that is normally near to the house, usually within a few feet, is a pvc pipe that has a cap with a square on the top of it. This clean out pipe is used for snaking and cleaning the sewer line. Most septic system lids to pump from are 20” in diameter.
Does my Tank have
The code changed in the late 1960’s for both Weld and Larimer County. The new code required the tanks to be 2 compartments. Which then you will have a lid into each of the compartments.
How often should we pump our tank?
The EPA Recommends Pumping the tank every 3-5 years. The reason for pumping is to service the septic tank by sucking the sludge out of the bottom of the tank. That way you don’t have them picked up and pushed into the leach field.
Is my septic full or overfull?
How to tell if your septic is Full. Well that’s a really hard thing to answer just by looking at after tanking the lids off. If you can see your inbound and outbound pipes and the liquid level is at the bottom of them. Then that’s a good thing meaning your tank is at its normal working level. A septic tank is made up of three basic layers. A crust layer is the top layer which is your solids that are being broken down. Then your liquid layer. Then the sludge layer on the bottom which is the solids that have been broken down and that is what you’re wanting to have pumped out when your tank is serviced.
Smells are hard to always pinpoint where they are always coming from. The first thing I would check is is to make sure there aren’t any drains that have don’t have water in the p-trap.