Sandy SEPTIC TANK SYSTEM
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of maintenance does my septic system need?
A septic tank in Sandy should be inspected yearly and pumped at least every 2 years to function properly. Ralston Excavating Inc. offers affordable maintenance service programs at reasonable rates.
What happens during a septic system inspection?
Our inspector will assess your septic tank to determine the level of solids and evaluate the inlet, outlet, tank divider, and the general condition of the tank. The system's drain and the drain piping are also inspected to check its general condition. Septic tank inspections are extremely practical for identifying a relatively small problem before it develops into a larger more expensive repair.
What does septic tank pumping do?
Ralston Excavating Inc.‘s septic tank pumping service removes all sludge, waste and scum from the tank to keep drinking water safe and the system functioning at peak performance.
How often do I need to clean my septic tank?
Experts recommend that septic tanks and drain fields in Sandy be cleaned thoroughly each year. Regular cleaning and inspection greatly reduces the need expensive repairs later on. The frequency required for pumping depends on the size of your tank and your level of water use. Call Ralston Excavating Inc. at (503) 849-9317 for more information.
What else can I do to ensure that my septic tank lasts longer?
Limit the disposal of large amounts of paints, oils, fats and harsh chemicals that can cause an imbalance to the micro-organisms necessary for the optimal break down of solid waste in the septic system.
What does it mean if my septic tank smells bad?
In general, a septic tank should function without any unpleasant odor. Foul odors emanating from a septic system usually indicate a need for pumping and/or repair. Call (503) 849-9317 for immediate assistance in the Sandy region.