Septic Tank Pumping Services In Salem and Marion and Linn County OR
Are you searching for septic tank pumping Salem OR? Septic Systems are an important sewage/wastewater treatment option for homeowners in Oregon. There are more than 450,000 onsite sewage disposal systems currently being used in Oregon. Local health and departments issue thousands of permits per year for new systems, with many of those permits for repairs. 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.
Santiam Septic & Drain LLC is a vacuum truck company that specializes in pumping out septic tanks of all sizes. We are based out of Turner, OR and serving Marion County and Linn County. Whether you need a septic tank pumped as part of your regular system maintenance, or because of a septic system emergency, Santiam Septic & Drain LLC can help!
Your Septic System and Septic Tank Pumping Salem OR 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 drain 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 Marion and Linn County 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. It is helpful if you know the size of your septic tank when you call us for septic tank pumping Salem OR. If you don't know, that's fine! We'll be able to let you know the size of your tank based on some simple measurements.
When Should You Pump Your Septic Tank?
It’s a good idea to at least inspect your septic tank and system 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 Santiam Septic & Drain LLC 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 Septic Tank Pumping Salem OR Cost?
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 spend additional time to locate your system. The disposal costs can fluctuate depending on which dump site is closest to your location. Our quotes for septic tank pumping Salem OR 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!
Santiam Septic & Drain LLC Offers Septic Tank Pumping Salem OR
Santiam Septic & Drain LLC is a septic tank pumping and septic system services company based out of Turner, OR and serving Salem and Marion County and Linn County.
If you’d like to receive a quote for septic tank pumping Salem OR please give us a call (971) 354-1280 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back to you.