Septic Tank Pumping
Setting a Higher Standard
The Speedy Septic motto is “setting a higher standard,” and we take it seriously – especially on our household septic tank pumping jobs. We understand scheduling septic tank pumping, especially during an emergency, can be a hassle. From our friendly 24/7 customer service to our uniformed expert technicians, every member of our team is trained to make your septic tank pumping hassle free.
A Cleaner Approach to Home Septic Tank Pumping
Many other Portland-area septic pumping companies use the homeowner’s hose to provide water for the process. That means the same hands that are touching a septic tank (and potentially touching raw sewage) are touching a homeowner’s personal property. When Speedy Septic comes to your home, we bring all our own septic pumping equipment. Our trucks feature high-powered pressure washers to clean your tank thoroughly, removing build-up on the septic tank baffles and septic system surfaces. Every hose is cleared and capped before it’s rolled back up, to ensure no residual sewage spills into your yard. And should our technicians need access to your home, they always put on shoe coverings first. This cleaner approach reflects our higher standard of septic service – and keeps your house and yard clean.
Speedy Septic Stress Test
A home septic system stress test can help identify problems before they lead to costly septic repairs – or even worse, a complete septic system failure. Our stress test doesn’t harm your system but rather just evaluates how your system is working, similar to an engine diagnostic test. Only Speedy Septic offers a FREE 28-point Septic Stress Test to all residential septic tank pumpings
Unlike our comprehensive inspection, Speedy Septic’s FREE 28-point Septic Stress Test can be done quickly during any residential septic tank pumping to evaluate the following septic tank components. Our stress test can uncover any potential system failures, saving residential customers in Oregon and Washington thousands of dollars. In addition to identifying your tank material and the size of your septic tank, Speedy Septic also ensures that all materials are up to DEQ code. As part of the test, we also check the condition of all septic tank and pump materials to uncover any potential of system failure.
- Condition of cleanout
- Tank access meets DEQ code
- Tank lid properly sealed
- Proper slope of inlet line from house to tank
- Signs of sewage above normal level
- Signs of root infiltration
- Condition of tank
- Internal tank plumbing adequate
- Tank draining properly
- Condition of distribution box
- Outlet line has proper slope
- Pipes free of buildup
- Proper flow of sewage
- Distribution box draining properly
- Solids present in distribution box
- Condition of drain field
How Often? Well that all depends
Volume of Tank
Septic tank pumping frequency depends on the volume of your septic tank.
Quantity of People
The number of people using your system can increase or decrease your frequency.
Nature of Sewage
Using a garbage disposal or ingesting heavy medications can increase your frequency.
35% Solids Ratio
The Oregon DEQ recommends pumping your tank when sludge and scum take up over 35% of the tank volume.
This is the recommended range of septic tank pumping based on an average sized household.
Septic System Maintenance
Care for your System
A cleaner approach to home septic tank pumping for Oregon & Washington homes
Remember, a septic system is a “living organism” that needs regular care. Waste material builds up in the tank and drain field, and must be removed periodically to keep your septic system running smoothly.
Cleaning the tank is also part of maintenance; to extract all the material from the tank, the scum layer must be broken up and the sludge layers stirred up into a liquid portion of the tank. With regular septic inspections and upkeep, your system will serve you and your household well for many years to come.
Your Trusted Septic Repair Resource
Our technicians often complete minor repairs during the pumping visit. This saves you time and money by avoiding a second trip. Of course, every home septic system is different, so your technician may need to order a part and return to make the repair. However, we make it a point to carry a wide variety of fittings, pumps, floats, and other essential parts to get your system repaired and back in running order quickly – and on our first visit to your home whenever possible.