Septic PumpingPumping Septic Tanks Treasure Valley
Have you noticed your drains lately? If you’re having problems such as a bad odor, gurgling or slow drains, call us. Our professional operators will pump out your septic tank and restore your septic system to smooth operation. If repairs are needed, we can handle that too. We comply with all environmental regulations and offer our services to many counties including Canyon County, Ada County, Gem County, and more.
How Septic Pumping Works
A typical septic system has two components: a septic tank and a drain field. The septic tank’s primary purpose is to separate the solids from the liquids and to promote the practical breakdown of contaminants by microorganisms naturally present in wastewater. The solids, known as sludge, collect on the bottom of the tank, while the scum floats to the top of the liquid. The treated wastewater (effluent) exits through the outlet baffle and goes to the drain field.
The drain field contains a series of underground perforated pipes. The wastewater is distributed from the septic tank through the perforated pipes, exits through the holes in the pipes, and trickles through the drain rock where it is stored until absorbed by the soil. The soil acts as a natural buffer to filter out many of the harmful bacteria, viruses, and excessive nutrients, effectively treating the wastewater before it reaches groundwater.