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Septic Tank Cleaning in Plant City, FloridaA septic tank cleaning is performed using a pump truck that comes and removes the sludge from a septic tank.  Sludge is the solid waste that separates from the wastewater and sinks to the bottom of the tank, where it continues to build up until it is removed.

If it doesn’t get removed, sludge will continue to build up, so it is important to have sludge removed when it gets to a certain level.  If the sludge builds up too much, it can leak out of the septic tank or even into your home through the pipes.  This poses a threat to health and can be costly to clean up.  Excess sludge buildup can also compromise the levels of necessary bacteria to keep your system running properly.

During a septic tank cleaning, filters are also cleaned.  The filters in your septic system help in the filtering of solids out of the liquid wastewater before it enters into the drain field.

The process of cleaning your septic tank is an important step in maintaining your septic system.  Septic tank maintenance is vital in prolonging the life of your tank.  You should have a septic tank cleaning every 3-5 years. If you think your tank might be ready for one, contact us at William Dustin Septic today.