Snohomish County, WA

Septic Tank Cleaning Tips in Snohomish County, Washington

All County Septic Tank Pumping knows there are difficult decisions when trying to decide which service will best suit your septic system needs. We believe it is important to know what we can offer you. Here we have provided answers to our most often asked questions to aid you. If you need any other information, feel free to give us a call we are always happy to hear from our customers, whether existing or potential.
1. How often do I need to pump my septic tank?
the local health district recommends pumping septic tanks every 2-3 years. However, some more sophisticated systems like sand filters and treatment systems require annual maintenance.

2. Where is my septic tank located?

Most septic tanks are located within 10 feet from the foundation of the house. There is an as-built available for most properties and can be obtained from the local health district.

3. Are any chemicals necessary for the care of my septic system?
generally speaking, no. the primary care for septic system is regular pumping and inspection.

4. What is a drain field?
A drain field is for the disposal of the waste water from your septic tank. Your septic tank holds the solid waste and the drain field treats and disposes of the excess waste water. Proper timely pumping prolongs the life of your drain field.

5. Is there anything that I should not be putting in my septic tank?
grease, plastics, and industrial strength cleaners. Most residential strength products are septic safe today.