Are you looking for a professional septic pumping company to service your property in the Rogue Valley, the Klamath Basin or Modoc County? In The Rogue Valley call Sweet Water Sanitation at 541-821-1426. In The Klamath Basin and Modoc County California call 541-883-6929.
When the city sewer is not available for a property, it will usually have a Septic System. The waste flows from the house to a tank then to a drain field. The tank should be pumped out for regular maintenance. It is usually recommended every 3-5 years depending on the number of people living there. Commercial use tanks should be pumped yearly or every other year because they are used a lot more.
The Tank: Made of Plastic, Metal, Fiberglas, or Concrete. Tanks range in gallons size 500, 750, 1000, 1250, 1500 and larger. 1500 gallon tanks and larger can be single compartment or have 2 compartments. A pump is sometimes put in the tank to deliver the effluent to the drain field or it will deliver the effluent by gravity. The tank allows the waste to settle so that only effluent flows out, The solids should remain in the tank and then be pumped out by a vacuum truck.
The Pump: (when Present) The pump is usually activated by a float that will turn the pump on when the effluent reaches a set level then shut the pump off when the level drops to the original level. An alarm should be connected to alert people when there is a problem with the system and the tank is overfull.
The Drain Field: The drain field will be either a Sand Filter and or pipes buried in the ground that let the effluent drain into the soil. Sand filters will have pipes running into a box filled with sand. The sand filters the effluent then the remaining effluent drains into the surrounding soil.
Lift stations are tanks that collect sewage then a pump will pump the waste to the sewer pipes. Lift stations are usually used when the sewer line is not deep enough for the drain of the building.
If your have ever seen a house that the land it is on, is lower than all the properties surrounding land, it is most likely using a lift station to pump the sewage to the sewer which is above it, yet is still buried.
Lift stations can be from 40 gallons to 1000’s of gallons.
Call Sweet Water Sanitation, LLCX in The Rogue Valley area and Modoc Services, Inc. in The Klamath Basin area for the best lift station cleaning and septic pumping.