Septic Tank Pumping Services Belton, SC
Septic Systems are an important sewage/wastewater treatment option for homeowners in South Carolina. There are more than 1,000,000 onsite sewage disposal systems currently being used in South Carolina. Local health departments issue thousands of permits per year for new systems. In any given year as much as 10% of septic systems will experience a failure. The most common failures usually occur from a lack of maintenance such as regularly pumping out the tank. Septic systems are a widely used method of waste water treatment and it's why septic systems can also be referred to as “onsite wastewater treatment systems”.
A properly running septic system provides your household with environmentally friendly disposal of wastewater where sewers are not available, or would be far too expensive to install. Your septic tank is an integral system in the operation of your home or building. Failing to maintain your septic system can be a very expensive mistake, with septic system replacements costing upwards of $15,000 – $30,000 or more. Pumping out your septic tank of all the collected solids every 3-5 years is the best way to keep your system operating trouble-free for many years.
Prime Septic is a vacuum truck company that specializes in pumping out septic tanks of all sizes. We are based out of Belton, SC and serving Anderson County and the surrounding area. Whether you need a septic tank pumped as part of your regular system maintenance, or because of a septic system emergency, Prime Septic can help!
Your Septic System and Septic Tank Are Your Responsibility
One of the major drawbacks to a septic system is that you can’t just forget about them (although it's easy when it's out of sight!). The homeowner or property owner is completely responsible for the safe and clean operation of their septic system. This includes the regular maintenance and pumping all of the solids out of the septic tank. Become familiar with your septic system and the locations of important parts of the system. You should know the locations of your septic tanks, your clean-outs, the distribution box, and your leach field. On older properties that have switched hands several times, it's not uncommon to lose track of where the tank and field are located. We can provide septic tank location services if that's the case.
Common Septic Tank Sizes
There are a variety of septic tank sizes throughout Belton, SC with 600 gallons to 1500 gallons being the most common size range of septic tanks we are called to pump out. The more bathrooms your home has, the more capacity your tank should have.
When Should You Pump Your Septic Tank?
It’s a good idea to at least inspect your tank once a year. It’s simple to inspect the tank yourself if you know it’s location and the lid is exposed, or you can have a septic tank technician from Prime Septic check the levels of liquids and solids for you. You should periodically check your septic drain field for any odors or water pooling on the surface as well.
Generally, most septic systems should be pumped out every 3-5 years depending on use. There are other factors and indicators that might want to make you pump your septic tank out at more frequent intervals. If you have a large family, a large home, attached suites, your system back ups frequently, or anything else that would put additional usage on your septic system, then you should consider increasing the pump out frequency as suggested by your tank technician. If you practice good water conservation, and don’t flush harmful items (grease, baby or flushable wipes, and female hygiene products) down your drains, then your septic system can go further between pump outs, but it’s best to let a professional make that determination after inspecting your tank.
How Much Does It Cost To Pump My Septic Tank?
The cost for our septic tank pumping service can vary depending on the distance we need to travel, the size of your tank, and whether or not we'll have to dig up your lid or locate your system. The disposal costs can fluctuate depending on which dump site is closest to your location. Our quotes for pumping a tank include trucking both ways, pumping of ALL tank solids and liquid, quick visual inspection of the tank and it's condition, and disposing of your sewage at the proper facility. You'll find our pricing is very competitive and our service is always unmatched!
Prime Septic Pumps Out Septic Tanks In Belton, SC
Prime Septic is a septic tank pumping and vacuum truck services company based out of Belton, SC and serving Anderson County and the surrounding area.
We specialize in pumping out residential septic, commercial septic, lift stations, and holding tanks of all sizes We offer prompt and efficient service that is competitively priced.
If you’d like to receive a quote to pump out your septic tank or holding tank please give us a call (864) 401-1111 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back to you.