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Understanding the Permitting Process for Septic Tanks in Santa Cruz
28 Sep

Septic Pumping Services

Most homeowner’s that have a septic tank on their property are all too familiar with the problems you can have with these underground waste and water receptacles.  But the fact of the matter is that many homeowners fail to perform the care and preventative maintenance that is required to keep them working properly.  Whether it is the bad odor or clogging, we take care of all aspects. At Anytime Plumbing, our specialists provide affordable septic pumping services that will have your system operating again quickly and efficiently.

We agree that this is not the most enjoyable task for homeowners.  It stinks for us, too (pun intended).  Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil that you cannot neglect unless you enjoy dealing with some very hideous problems.  When your septic system is healthy, it’s clean and works so well that you and your neighbors won’t realize you even have one.  Thus, it’s a good idea to call Anytime Plumbing for a septic system clean-out every 3 years.  We assure you the investment is well worth it.

Why do you need septic pumping services?

Because of the fact that all of the human waste in your home flows into your septic tank, it’s critical for them to hygienically sound and safe to operate.  Your septic tank shouldn’t pose a health risk to anyone in your household.  Obviously, it shouldn’t smell either.  When a septic tank is filled to capacity or isn’t maintained regularly, it’s going to smell.  Even more important is the fact that they will release dangerous bacteria, nitrogen, and phosphorus into your groundwater.  This poses a threat to you and your family as well as your pets. Thus, it is important to get it regularly cleaned and properly maintained. 

How can you tell when you need our septic pumping services?

In many cases, the average homeowner doesn’t have the skills and the tools needed to perform preventative maintenance on their septic system.  When this is the case, you should at least be familiar with the following warning signs of a full septic tank:

  • drains can’t be unclogged
  • strong sewage smell in the yard
  • toilets backup more often
  • water pooling in the yard

One of the more recent innovations in the septic system industry has been the addition of built-in alarms that flash and sound off when your tank is almost full.  If your system is equipped with one of these and it activates, you should contact Anytime Plumbing in 24 hours or less for a septic pumping service call.

Why are septic tank inspections important?

Whether you have a septic system or are purchasing a home with one, we can’t stress how important it is to have a septic tank inspection.  This is a thorough test of an entire system’s components including:

  • clean-out lines
  • distribution boxes
  • perforated lateral lines

When you have this type of inspection, one of our specialists will perform a test of these components to ensure that everything is functioning properly and identify any problems early on before they become costlier issues.

If you’re purchasing a home that has a septic system, make sure it is checked out and inspected before completing the home buying process.  The last thing you need as a new homeowner is having to deal with the cost of repairing or replacing the septic tank or system.  Remember, you should contact Anytime Plumbing for septic pumping services every three years.

When is it time to replace your septic tank?

Unlike those fine wines on the market, your septic tank is not going to improve with age.  In fact, the only thing it will most likely do is cause you grief, headaches, problems, and more problems.  When it gets to the point where you’re having frequent repair issues, the following 5 signs will tell you that it’s time to replace your septic tank:

  • backed up sinks and slow-flushing toilets
  • frequent septic pumping
  • persistent or recurring odors typically indicate a full septic tank
  • unusually green grass and vegetation
  • water pooling on your property

The average lifespan of a septic tank is about 25 years.  However, it depends on certain factors such as age of the system, household size, proper maintenance, and use.  If you know the warning signs of an aging system, it will be easier to determine whether or not additional repairs make financial sense any more or if you should replace your tank.

We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services all through the year and have our experts on standby to help you get it resolved. If you have questions and queries, we’d be happy to answer them. To learn more about septic system repairs and replacement or septic pumping services, contact Anytime Plumbing today. Call us now.

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Amer Zaghlouleh is the owner of Anytime Plumbing Inc., a trusted plumbing company serving Santa Cruz County. With a focus on delivering quality work and reliable service, Amer has established himself as a respected professional in the industry. He believes in providing honest and trustworthy plumbing solutions to every customer, ensuring their satisfaction and peace of mind. With years of experience and a commitment to staying updated with the latest technical advances, Amer and his team at Anytime Plumbing Inc. are fully equipped to handle any plumbing job with precision and efficiency. Trust in Amer's expertise and dedication for all your plumbing needs.