Septic Tank Pumping
Setting a Higher Standard
Our motto is “Setting a Higher Standard” in the septic service industry. We take it seriously! From our knowledgeable office staff to our uniformed technicians, everyone at Speedy is dedicated to on-time, professional, and thorough service. We spend a lot of time thinking about septic tanks and their contents… so you don’t have to!
A Cleaner Approach
Some septic pumping companies use the homeowner’s hose to provide water for the process. That means the same hands that touch the tank touch the homeowner’s property. At Speedy Septic, we use our own hoses and equipment. We pressure wash the tank interior to remove build-up. Every hose is cleared and capped before it’s rolled back up, to ensure no sewage spills into your yard. And should we need access to your home, we wear shoe coverings. This approach keeps your house and yard clean, and it reflects our higher standard of service.
Get a Check-Up Too
A check-up can uncover problems before they lead to costly septic repairs – or even worse, a complete system failure. Our check-up is like an engine diagnostic test – it evaluates how efficiently your system is working. Only Speedy provides a 28-point check-up with each tank pumping. Our goal is to give homeowners the necessary info so they can maintain their systems and avoid expensive emergency work.
Besides identifying the material and the size of your tank, Speedy ensures that all components meet DEQ code requirements. We also note the condition of tank and pump components, along with the following:
- Condition of clean-out
- 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.