Septic Tank Services

Septic Tank Services

If your home uses a septic tank, it’s imperative that you keep the system functioning properly.


Mac Plumbing Septic Tank Services include pumping and cleaning.

Your septic tank should be always be inspected by a professional, like Mac Plumbing. If your system has mechanical or electrical components, it should be inspected annually. If you’re not sure of your last inspection, call Mac Plumbing today.

The professionals at Mac Plumbing will inspect your septic system for proper operation, look for leaks or back up problems, and check the scum and sludge layers in the tank.

Mac Plumbing can also recommend a pumping schedule based on your household’s water usage and size of your septic tank.

Signs that your septic tank needs maintenance:

  • Odors, surfacing sewage, wet spots or lush growth in the drain field
  • Plumbing or septic tank backups
  • Gurgling sounds in the plumbing system
  • Slow draining fixtures

If you notice any of these signs, call Mac Plumbing immediately. Some problems can be solved relatively easily. If there’s standing water or a sewage odor between the septic tank and the drain field, it may be nothing more than a broken pipe.

The most common septic tank failures happen when bacteria and enzymes are killed off in the septic tank. This can happen when using harsh cleaning chemicals.

Other problems arise when the pumps, filters or aerators break down and allow septic tank sludge to escape from the tank, overload the drain field with solids and cause bacteria to become out of balance.

To extend the life of your septic tank, you should have your system inspected once a year. It should be pumped every 3 to 5 years. Regular pumping ensures that solids will not flow from the septic tank into the drain field. Practice water conservation. The less wastewater you produce, the less strain on your system.

Don’t wait until you have a problem. Routine pumping can prevent system failures.