Puyallup Septic Pumping * Septic Tank Pumping
If you live in the Puyallup Valley and are not on the Puyallup city sewer system, you are depending on your septic system to dispose of sewage and waste water. According to American Ground Water Trust “Each American produces an average of about 50 gallons (about 200 liters) of waste water per day from water use in the kitchen, baths, showers, toilets and laundry.”
Although your septic system is out of sight, it should not be out of mind. Lee’s Sanitation Service specializes in septic pumping, repairs and maintenance to keep your entire system working properly.
Puyallup Septic Pumping – Why, When and How
Waste water down the drain or sewage flushed in the toilet will end up in a single pipe that goes into the septic tank buried outside your home or business.
Once in the tank, it will separate into different layers – the heaviest portion (sludge) sinks to the bottom; and the fats, proteins and oils float to the top (scum layer).
What remains in the middle is a clearer liquid called gray water or effluent. Overtime, the sludge and scum layers can build up and require a septic pumping to empty the septic tank.
Lee’s Sanitation Service recommends septic pumping every 3-5 years depending on usage. The process involves:
- A fully-equipped pump truck arrives at your Puyallup location
- Highly trained operators insert the truck hose into the bottom of your tank
- Septic pumping will last 20-30 minutes and your tank will be empty
Septic Pumping * Septic Maintenance * Septic Repair
Drain Field Maintenance – Puyallup Septic Systems
The drain field is an essential component of your septic system. When the waste water flows out of the tank into the drain field, it is filtered naturally by bacteria that break down solids, or unwanted organisms and viruses.
Although your drain field is underground, it still needs to be protected against damage so that it continues to function properly. Even an encroaching tree root can cause breaks in the perforated pipes that lay in graveled trenches within your drain field. Other damage can occur if:
- Baffles within the tank become broken
- Solid waste clogs one of the drain field pipes
- You have not done sufficient septic pumping
- Garbage disposal waste cannot be sufficiently broken down (garbage disposals should not be used at all!)
- The ground has become compacted and can no longer absorb liquid (never drive a vehicle over a drain field!)
For more information on keeping your Puyallup septic system working efficiently by timely septic pumping, call Lee’s Sanitation Service. 253-777-1750.