Louisiana Septic Pumping – Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles
Are you looking for septic tank cleaning, septic tank pumping or septic tank repair in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Lake Carles and surrounding areas? Louisiana Septic Pumping is the largest septic tank pumping septic cleaning company in Louisiana.
We provide residential and commercial septic tank cleaning, septic tank pumping, grease trap cleaning and septic line jetting for all septic systems. Septic pumping is one of the less glorious aspects of country living, but it’s crucial for many reasons. Here you will learn the basics of septic pumps, system maintenance and tips on fair pricing for septic pumping. Septic pumping in Louisiana must be done professionally due to numerous laws covering human waste as a hazardous material. Indicators that your septic system may need pumping include slow drains (never use chemical drain openers), dark-colored water on the surface of your drain field, or an odor of sewage around the house.
How It Works
In general, septic systems are set up to reflect the size of the home and the number of people who might live there. While there are often variables, the average three-bedroom house will usually need to have a 1,500 gallon underground tank to collect solid and liquid waste. Septic tanks rarely have a capacity larger than 2,000 gallons, and are usually made of concrete.
Septic systems are set up to allow liquid waste to seep through the tank and pass down to deeper levels of earth to allow for natural purification. What is left behind is solid waste, and if enough bacteria are present, it will also break down and more or less compost over time.
Depending on how intensely the septic system is taxed, most systems won’t need to be opened and septic pumps won’t need to be called for two to three years. If, for example, you had an elderly or ill family member who had to make use of the bathroom more than average, or there was a frequent need for a great deal of laundry to be done, the system might need to be pumped more often.
The average septic system, if well maintained, can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years and longer. It is well worth the effort and expense of calling the septic pumps and proper maintenance, since
the cost to replace a failed system can be upwards of $10,000.
The worst thing you can put into your system is grease. It is agreed that products that claim to be “safe for septic systems” generally are not, and will likely cause costly clogs in your system’s filters or other damage.
Pouring bleach and other cleaning products down the drain kills the bacteria you need to make your septic system work. You also cannot have a garbage disposal if you have a septic system, as garbage would also cause clogs or damage.
With proper maintenance and understanding of your septic system, your household should function properly for years to come.