When it comes to septic systems and services, Hall’s Septic Services specializes in a wide variety of residential and commercial applications and considers no job too small. Our trained technicians conduct a thorough diagnosis before starting work and we take care of our customers by going the extra mile so you can be confident that the job will be done right.
Jerry on the Job: In the image on the left, Jerry’s lying next to a mass of roots that were removed during a septic system inspection and cleaning.
Septic Tank Pumping & Cleaning
It is recommended that you should have your septic tank pumped and cleaned every two years, for an average family of four. Additionally, pumping and cleaning your septic tank will prevent issues with your receiving area that may become costly to fix over time.
So, how often does your tank need to be pumped? It depends on several main factors- the amount of usage the septic system gets based on the number of people and appliances in your household. The more people in your home the more often your tank needs to be pumped.
But on average, you should have your septic tank pumped approximately once every two years in order to prolong your drainfields. If you have a larger family, or if you have additional appliances, such as garbage disposals, you should have your septic tank pumped more often.
Hall’s Septic Services provides back-flushing of the septic system to break down the sludge and solids in the tank. Hall’s provides a full septic system inspection to makes sure your septic system is functioning properly and is free of sludge and solids. Hall’s Septic is the number one source for residential and commercial septic tank inspecting, cleaning and pumping in Baltimore, Harford and Cecil Counties in Maryland.
Septic Tank Inspection & Preventative Maintenance
Regular maintenance is critical to keep your septic system working well and functioning safely. This septic maintenance work starts with locating the septic tank and uncovering the entry point to the tank (also called the “man hole”) and the inspection ports. After locating the septic tank, the flow of water (hydraulic load test) through the system will be tested and the amount of sludge in the tank will be determined by pumping a portion of the tank.
During a septic tank inspection the inspector should also check the drainfields and ensure that the septic tank is watertight, meaning, there is no ground water getting into the tank or waste water getting out of it. The effluent filter is also checked. This is on the inside of the tank, located at the rear baffle and it’s important to make sure this filter is being removed and rinsed so that no solids carry-over into the drainfields, and to prevent septic system back ups.
As part of our septic system services, Hall’s provides an inspection with every routine pumping. If you are experiencing problems, or hear ‘gurgling’ noises in your sinks, tubs or wash basins, then you should schedule a septic system pumping right away.
Troubleshooting & Emergency Service
Sometimes you have unexpected trouble with your septic system and you might experience one of the following problems:
- Overflowing toilets
- Dishwasher and/or laundry waste draining into your yard
- Drains which make strange gurgling noises
- Sinks which backs up into your shower or bath tub
- Strong odors coming from your drains or outside
- Wet waste visible on your land
If you experience any of the symptoms above, call a professional at Halls Septic Services right away. Waiting until you have a major problem might mean replacing your whole septic system which can be very expensive.
We offer septic system troubleshooting at no cost. We understand the inconvenience of a potential septic problem and will identify the root of the issue in a rapid manner, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so your home or business can get back to running smoothly.
So, don’t wait to call Hall’s Septic Services until you see signs of a septic problem, call today for your septic system inspection!