4266 Elton Street
Baldwin Park, California 91706
Phone: (626) 338-9538
Cell: (562) 692-4346
SEPTIC • SEWER • PUMPING CONTRACTOR
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Septic Tank Pumping
Carter Sanitation is here to serve your septic and plumbing needs in a fast, friendly and efficient manner. It’s important to clean your septic tank regularly and protecting yourself from solid material reaching the level of discharge outlet and flowing into the drain field. If your system should stop or overflow, there may be offensive odors discharged into the air and potentially dangerous health hazards. Call Carter Sanitation today for a free estimate, and one of our service technicians will be there to serve you immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do septic tanks work?
A: Generally made out of fiberglass or concrete, most tanks generally hold 1000 - 2000 gallons. The waste from your home flows into the tank, where anaerobic bacteria break it down into simpler and safer chemical compounds. Anything heavier will drop to the bottom of the tank (such as sludge), while the lighter materials float to the service (such as scum). The remaining contents flows through a pipe into the perforated pipes in the leach or drainage field, an area usually containing 1-inch gravel. The liquid then flows out through the holes into the gravel area, and from there out into the surrounding soil.
Q: How often should I service my septic tank?
A: The size of your tank is very important to know in determining what sort of schedule you need for pumping, but the industry standard is once every 1 - 4 years. Annual septic tank cleaning and pumping may seem like a high cost, but when compared to the rising cost of city utilities (if they are available in your area), the piece of mind in knowing your tank is working perfectly is all the more valuable.
Q: What can happen if the tank is not serviced?
A: Failing to service your septic tank is similar to driving a car without replacing the oil - eventually; something will break, and may even break badly! Unfortunately, there is not a magical solution to remove the sludge from the tank, as even after the bacteria have done their work, sludge still remains. If the tank is not serviced, it can overflow into the drain/leach field, contaminating the soil and resulting in both cosmetic and hygienic problems for your home and family.
Q: How can I find my septic tank?
A: We are more than happy to show you where the tank is located when we come out to do our servicing, but if you would like to locate it yourself, you can generally contact your county's health department and ask for the drawing provided by the installer when the permit to install the tank was given.
Q: I have a fairly small tank. Do you have a size requirement for service?
A: No job is too big or too small. Our equipment is designed to accommodate tanks of all sizes, and we can do conventional systems as well as aerobic systems. We have a large capacity vacuum truck that handles nearly any job!