Frequently Asked Questions

What type of maintenance does my septic system need?

A septic system should be pumped every 3 to 5 years to keep the system functioning properly. Aerator systems need a service about every 90 days to make sure the motor is running properly and there is chlorine tablets in the the aerator system. Dirty Work Septic Service 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. We also run a dye test through your septic system to make sure the leach bed is working properly. 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. We also highly recommend a septic inspection before purchasing a home.

What does septic tank pumping do?

Dirty Work Septic Service‘s septic tank pumping service removes all sludge, waste and scum from the tank to keep the system functioning at peak performance.

How often do I need to clean my septic tank?

We recommend that septic tanks should be pumped every 3 to 5 years. Regular pumping greatly reduces the need expensive repairs later on.

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 (606) 298-0111 for immediate assistance.

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