Septic Systems: Tank and Pumping Services
We provide 24/7 emergency septic services with no overtime charges to residential and commercial clients.
Customer satisfaction — above and beyond your expectations — is our goal.
- Septic System Installation
- Septic Tank Locating & Inspections
- Septic Tank Repair or Replacement
- Septic Tank Pumping
- Tank Maintenance
- Drain Field Rejuvenation
- Sewage Ejection Pumps
- Grease Trap Cleaning & Hydro-Jetting
- Excavation Services
- Camera Inspections
- Free Escrow Certifications with Pumping
We provide septic pumping, care and maintenance services for both residential and commercial customers.
Over time, sludge and scum collects in septic tanks and must be pumped out. Septic tank pumping is usually required every 2 to 5 years, depending on the tank size and how many people are in the household (see chart below).
Septic tanks should be inspected on a yearly basis to determine the depth of sludge deposited. This is a process that the homeowner can by lowering an 8 to 10 foot pole into the tank, passing ti through the tank cover near the outlet tee.
If the depth of sludge is 40% of the total liquid depth, the tank should be pumped. It is important to keep a detailed record of sludge depth as well as the dates when the tank was pumped. It’s also a good idea to have a diagram of your septic system, including the location and depth of the septic tank, the location of the tank’s inspection covers, and the drain field boundaries.
The Rooter Guys can provide inspection and pumping services and create a detailed diagram of your system.
The chart below shows the approximate number of years between septic tank pumping for a year-round residence without a garbage disposal.
Tank Size Number of people in the household
Source: Adapted from Septic Tank Maintenance by K. Manel, Cooperative Extension Service, Ohio State University. Note: If a garbage disposal is used, more frequent pumping will be needed (divide table’s estimates in half). Items in bold are common tank sizes for the household size. Under current Idaho rules, the minimum household septic tank size is 900 gallons.
Drain field Rejuvenation
A drain field is used to remove contaminants and impurities from the liquid that emerges from your septic tank. If your drain field has been in use for a long time, it can begin to break down and create a biomat. Waste water may not drain properly — leaving a soggy, smelly pit for a drain field. When this happens the drain field needs to be pumped and rejuvenated to restore the soil’s ability to absorb and filter the waste water. There are several options for rejuvenating a drain field — some mechanical. like pumping or hydro-jetting sewer pipes, as well as chemical — products that can be placed in your septic that will help clean and break down the biomat.
24/7 Emergency Plumbing and Septic System Service — No Overtime Charges
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Shoshone: (208) 783-1375 | Bonner: (208) 265-8097 | Spokane: (509) 892-3688
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