AMERICAN LAWN CARE
167 WASHINGTON ST
PEMBROKE, MA 02359
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AN ALC SEPTIC TANK CLEANING SERVICE SPECIAL
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A 2 PROCESS CLEANING MECHANISM FOR RENEWING PERCOLATION.
WE FIRST CO-ORDINATE WITH OUR LICENSED WASTE REMOVAL COMPANY
TO VACUUM THE SYSTEM DRY, WE THEN POWER JET UP TO 500 GALLONS OF NATURAL
WATER INTO THE SLUDGE ZONE, "CLAY LIKE MATERIAL THAT ACTS LIKE A
LEACHING BLOCK". WHILE THE SLUDGE BARRIER IS BEING BROKEN UP, THE
WASTE REMOVAL COMPANY IS PULLING IT OUT AND RENEWING YOUR TANK.
REMEMBER THAT A PUMP OUT ALONE IS NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO BREAK THE SLUDGE
IS YOUR PRIMARY OR SECONDARY TANK OVERFLOWING AFTER MULTIPLE PUMP OUTS?
ARE YOU READY TO HAVE A TITLE 5 INSPECTION ON A 10 YEAR + SYSTEM?
HAS IT BEEN 5 YEARS SINCE YOUR LAST PUMP OUT?
$495. SPECIAL UP TO 1000 GALLON TANK
SAVE 50% OFF COMPETITORS PRICES
$795 2 TANKS UP TO 2000 GALLONS
Clean out septic tanks every 3-5 years, depending on tank
size and the amount and quality of solids entering it.
Determine the cleanout interval on the basis of 100 gallons
of tank capacity per person per year. For example, clean out
a 1000-gallon tank used by a family of two after 5 years
[1000 ÷ (100 X 2)]. Commercial septic tank additives do not
eliminate the need for periodic cleanout.
You may routinely pump out your tank every 3-5 years. Or, to
determine when to pump the septic tank, measure both sludge
and scum depths at the outlet side of the tank at least once
a year, starting with the third or fourth year after a
cleaning. In a two-compartment tank, measure at the outlet
of the first compartment to the second compartment, if
Measuring Sludge Depth. Wrap a long measuring stick
with a terry cloth towel to a height of about 4 feet. Remove
the observation hole cover nearest the discharge end of the
tank, and look at the outlet baffle. If it is a tee-type or
a flat, vertical plate with an opening at the top, run the
measuring stick down through the baffle opening to the tank
bottom. If the baffle is an elbow type with no top opening,
make a hole in the scum mat near the baffle with another
stick, and then lower the measuring stick through the hole.
Next, press down and slowly rotate the measuring stick a
couple of times to make sure it reaches the bottom. Finally,
slowly remove it. Black particles clinging to the towel
distinguish the sludge layer from the liquid depth. Measure
the depth of this black portion to determine sludge depth.
Measuring Scum Depth. Use a 3-inch square piece of
wood attached to the end of a long stick. Push the measuring
device through the scum layer into the liquid layer. As you
move the stick carefully up and down, a change in resistance
on the wood indicates the bottom of the scum layer. When you
find the bottom, mark the stick at a convenient reference
point, such as the top of the tank opening. With the same
device, locate the bottom of the outlet baffle. Use the same
reference point to re-mark the stick. The distance between
the marks equals the distance between the scum layer bottom
and the outlet baffle bottom.
Clean a septic tank when the top of the sludge is within 12
inches of the outlet baffle bottom, or when the bottom of
the scum layer is within 3 inches of the baffle bottom. Hire
a reputable septic service company or otherwise experienced
operator with appropriate equipment to clean your septic
tank. Their service usually includes pumping, inspection of
tank openings and baffles, and disposal of the sludge in an
approved manner. Pump the tank as empty as possible to
remove most solids and restore tank capacity.
Fit septic tanks with concrete or fiberglass risers over the
observation hole, so that the tank can be located and
inspected without digging up your lawn. Make sure the risers
have secure covers to prevent accidents or mischief.
When septic tank systems are improperly located,
designed, installed, or maintained, liquid wastes can flow
to the ground's surface and can also pollute groundwater.
Surface flow creates offensive odors and can be a health
hazard, often containing organisms that cause typhoid fever,
dysentery, and other diseases. Surface sewage flow into
ponds provides a breeding ground for mosquitos and other
disease-carrying insects. It is particularly hazardous for
children and pets playing in the area.
To maintain a septic tank properly, inspect it at least once
every two years and pump it out if necessary. Tank size,
sewage volume from the home, and the sewage's solids content
determine how often this must be done. Sewage volume depends
upon the number of people the system serves and the amount
of waste they create. The number and types of household
appliances also influence sewage volume. Using a household
garbage grinder, for example, requires more frequent
pump-outs unless the tank is large enough to accommodate the
additional wastes. A better solution is to not use a garbage
disposal, since they can increase solids by 50 percent.
AMERICAN LAWN CARE - 167 WASHINGTON ST
- PEMBROKE, MA 02359
PHONE 781-826-1118 FAX 781-826-1118 EMAIL