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We call the Tampa Bay Area home and offer comprehensive Residential, Commercial and Municipal septic services to the entire region. Pasco County, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County and Hernando County have access to our full range of septic service, septic tank pumping, new septic system installation, waste removal and grease trap pumping.

Contact Info:
Name: Billy Fowler
Email: info@asapadvancedseptic.com
Organization: ASAP Advanced Septic & Drainage, Inc.
Address: 5011 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33617
Phone: (813) 986-6070

Septic Tank Pumping Tampa, Florida

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Septic System Guidelines

There are ways to keep private septic systems from getting damaged. Mostly older houses have private septic systems and not public sewer systems. The way to find out if your house has a septic tank is to ask the owner if you are a renter; and ask the previous owner if you are the current owner paying mortgage.

Prevent septic tank 'back ups' and septic tank pumping by following the tips below.


Things to do to prevent septic system damage - Do's and Don'ts

  • Do throw diapers in the trash.
  • Do throw feminine products in the trash.
  • Do use toilet paper that is "septic tank safe" such as 'Scott Toilet Tissue 1,000 Sheets.'
  • Do flush toilet when there is just only water in the toilet bowl, to keep pipelines clear and to prevent the pipelines from backing up.
  • Do flush toilet 3 times before pouring Rid-X down into the toilet.
  • Do once a month flush 1 whole container of 'Rid-X' down the toilet then flush. Best results; flush Rid-X down the toilet when everyone in the home has went to sleep at night. (Follow instruction on the product label).
  • Do flush again only water and not toilet paper, 3 times the next day; to help clear out the pipes.


Septic tank health tips

  • Don't flush massive amounts of toilet paper (dispose of it in the trash).
  • Don't flush any type of feminine products; panty liners, kotex, tampons, wrappers, or pads.
  • Don't flush any diapers, throw them in the trash.
  • Don't flush paper towels or baby wipes, put them in the trash.
  • Don't put food down the kitchen drain or garbage disposal, throw in the trash. Garbage disposal is for very small amounts of food.


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Also Serving:

Pasco County

Holiday Hudson Land O’ Lakes Moon Lake New Port Richey Odessa Port Richey Wesley Chapel

Pinellas County

Clearwater Palm Harbor Tarpon Springs Dunedin Oldsmar Countryside Safety Harbor Pinellas Park

Hillsborough County

Tampa Citrus Park Lutz Town n’ Country Brandon Carrollwood Valrico

Hernando County

Spring Hill Brooksville Weeki Wachee Hernando Beach Pine Island Ridge Manor Timber Pines Withlacoochee  Discount Pumping

 

Pumping Your Septic Tank: How Often Does It Need To Get Done?

Septic Tank Chemicals

Septic Sytem Maintenance

If you wait until something has already gone wrong with your Septic System, you are probably too late to have any hope at fixing it yourself. But, if you can develop a plan of action on How to Detect and see Early Signs of "Septic Tank trouble," you may just prolong the life of your system and save yourself a ton of money!

Septic System's by State

¼ of all homes (approx. 28+ million) in the Nation are using a septic system. What percentage of homes in these state's use Septic System's:

  • 55% Vermont
  • 48% North Carolina
  • 40% South Carolina
  • 40% Kentucky
  • 10% California


How do I Know if I Have a Septic System?

The easiest way to determine if you actually do have a Septic System is to take a look at your water bill. You should find a line that reads something like "Sewer Amount Charged." If this line reads a $0.00 amount (and you are not operating an agriculture account) you most likely DO have a septic Tank.

How can I find out if I have a septic system:

  • Ask your landlord
  • Call your city or county water officials
  • Ask your home owner insurance Agent
  • Check with the title company that manages your property
  • Ask a Realtor friend to check for you
  • Contact previous owner
  • Ask neighbor's (if they have them you probably do too)
  • If your home water is from a well, you likely have a septic
  • After a frost you see a bare patch (septics generate heat as they decompose material which causes this patch) in the yard

How Does a Properly Maintained Septic System Work?

A properly maintained Septic System feeds waste water from your home into pipes that fan out into the drainage field (also known as a leach field because the fluids "leach" out of the pipes and into the soil). The remaining (heavy) waste material will settle to the bottom of the tank. It is this solid waste that can bring significant problems. You have to have it pumped out every year or so, for safe and proper disposal by a professional.

My Plumbing is Draining Slowly

If your drains are working slowly, or not at all, the main house drain may have a clog, or the septic system may be backed up. Check for clogs first, by clearing the main drain with a power auger (some power auger's attach to a drill, while others are self standing machines). You should never use chemical drain cleaners on a septic system as the enzyme's required for proper function will be destroyed. Fewer experts today say you should treat your system with an enzyme replacement agent, even if they do get advertised as a needed tool to keep the tank healthy and functioning in top condition. A very popular septic maintenance product is "RID-X." However, when the research is thoroughly inspected, the best advice remains to avoid the use of any septic additives. These products can actually cause the bacteria to become overly active, which can become more hazardous than helpful to your system. When agitated the overactive bacteria pushes undissolved heavy material into the drainage field before it has been broken down sufficiently, which is asking for a big septic repair bill and a health hazard right in your back yard!

How Do I Know if I Have a Serious Problem with My Septic System

First things first; when dealing with serious problems surrounding a Septic Tank, you must act quickly and very cautiously. Human sewage is very HAZARDOUS WASTE—primarily to humans. There are strict government regulations that apply to its handling and removal. Septic Tanks manufacture explosive methane gas and may contain DEADLY viruses.

If faced with the problems brought on by a damaged or non-functioning septic system at your home, you must contact a licensed sewer cleaning service. Click here for The EPA's (pdf.) guide on Septic Systems Rules.

What if the House Drain isn't Clogged?

If the house drain is not clogged, the problem could be a clogged drain field, absence of bacteria in the system, or your Septic System is full. Two important signs to be on the look-out for concerning these symptoms are as follows:

  1. Dark-colored water is standing on the surface of the drain field
  2. A yucky sewage odor can be smelled in or around your home

If you are encountering either of these conditions, you most likely have a serious problem with your septic system and must contact a licensed or certified sewage cleaning service.

 

WELCOME TO OUR FULL SERVICE SEPTIC WEBSITE

Welcome to the Septic Tank Pumping Tampa, Fl website. Tampa Bay Plumbers has been servicing thousands of septic tank systems in Tampa Bay for the past 15 years. We are the absolute best choice when it comes to the lifespaan and longevity of your home’s septic tank system. Septic systems are very important to the health of Floridians. In fact, 2.67 million septic systems are currently operated by nearly 1/3rd of the population. Regular scheduled septic tank pumping is the best way to maintain these systems, and this website will provide details on how to get the most out of your systems. Septic systems are the most economical form of sewage treatment, so long as your system is installed and maintained correctly.

How Septic Tanks Work

The population living in metropolitan areas (who have never had the pleasure of maintaining a septic system, or who have never experienced waddling in their leachfield, or even had the experience of pumping out their systems) simply flush their toilets.

Those of us living in more rural areas have been forced to learn about the maintenance and working of the sewerage treatment facility attached to our home, “the septic system.” Usually a septic tank is connected to a drainage field or seepage pit of some kind. If properly maintained, a well-designed system will last almost indefinitely. However, if it is neglected for too long a time, it can back up and clog the drainage field. This neglect can result in an expensive excavation and even a replacement of the drainpipes that could cost thousands of dollars.

Failing Drain Field?

What can you do to increase the lifespan?

When a drain field fails it stops accepting water and the septic tank fills all the way up. Once this happens the house backs up and toilets can overflow with sewage. So why does the drain field fail in the first place?  Most of the time it is due to the materials used for construction and the quality of the workmanship.  We tear out more failing EZFlow systems than any other.  In fact, Tampa Bay Plumbers finds many EZFlow systems failing in less than 5 years of service.

Rock, gravel, and pipe systems last for a very long time and are still in service today.  They are no longer commonly installed in Florida last up to 50+ years.  Most of the quality systems you see today are made using chamber materials and septic quality sand.  The chambers are easy to install and provide a massive volume of water to allow the ground time to percolate all of the wastewater produced in your home or business.  Tampa Bay Plumbers uses this chamber style installation on all of its septic repairs because we never tear them out!  Best Septic Tank Pumping Services – Tampa FL | Septic Cleaning Costs.

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