Jolly Plumbing Background

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Do I need to pump my septic tank?

Information you will want to have handy before you call in:

  1. Do I know where my septic tank is?
  2. How long has it been since i got it pumped?
  3. Is there a clean-out on my septic tank or is there a lid/is it exposed?

Should I get my septic tank pumped?

This question is a bit like onions or ogres, there are layers too it. There’s layers in your septic tank too, the most important is the layer of bacteria that decomposes the rest of the stuff. Sometimes you could have a big tank with a healthy layer of decomposition, in that case, you may never have to call us out to pump your system. On the flip side, you could have a smaller tank and have an unhealthy layer of decomposition, in that case it is recommended that you pump at least once every 3 years. This is because when it comes to your septic system, its better to be safe than sorry (you probably know why, 💩).

How much does it cost to get my septic tank pumped?

We charge per thousand gallons, Traditional tanks are 1,000 gallons but we always leave some left in the tank (so you can keep your good decomposition layer) so it typically comes out to something like:

$205-395, if you have a clean out we can access.

If you do not have a clean out then we would have to dig to find your tank opening, which will cost you more:

$125-750 depending on depth.

I’m not sure if my septic tank is backed up or if my line is clogged?

This is a common occurrence when it comes to back-ups. If you are consistently having back-ups then you may have a main line problem. We may suggest rodding or auguring the line to see if we can get through before we pumped again. Of course it is always up to you but if we are consistently out there pumping and not getting much, its most likely your main line and it is better for you to start putting your money towards that.