Septic Pumping Tampa FL
Septic Pumping Tampa FL
Septic Pumping Tampa FL
Septic Pumping Tampa FL
Septic Pumping Tampa
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SERVING ALL OF TAMPA BAY. CALL: 866-399-2284

Septic systems are very important to the health of Floridians.  In fact, 2.67 million septic systems are currently operated by nearly 1/3rd of the population.  Regular scheduled septic tank pumping is the best way to maintain these systems, and this website will provide details on how to get the most out of your systems.  Septic systems are the most economical form of sewage treatment, so long as your system is installed and maintained correctly.  

Many factors contribute to how long a drain field actually lasts.  What is a failing drain field and what impact will it have on my overall septic system?  In our opinion the most important factor is the construction materials and workmanship.  Tampa Bay Plumbers pumps up to 10 septic tanks in Hillsborough County every day.  As a result of all this pumping, we find a lot of failing drain fields.  We know what type of systems fail, and what kind last for 20+ years.  Proper maintenance is the second biggest factor in how long the system will last.  The EPA recommends pumping your septic tank every 3-5 years depending on usage.  We recommend pumping at least every 2-3 years because problems can be identified faster without damaging the septic system.  Not to mention that it is so affordable to maintain a septic system as compared to sanitary sewer.  Septic tank pumping normally costs between $200-$250.00 depending on location of property, size of tank, location of tank, etc.  Bacterial treatments typically cost between $100-$150.00 per year depending on type and quantity used.  So how much does it actually cost to maintain a septic system?  I will run a few scenarios for you...

Annual operating cost for up to a 1000 gallon septic tank

Pumping every 2 years

Pump TruckAnnual operating expense with one gallon of bio:
$183.93 or $15.33 per month

Pump Truck$209.95 (standard pump out fee) x 5 (number of pump outs during 10 year period) + $78.95 (Cost per one gallon of liquid live bacteria) x 10 (number of years) = $1,839.25 (total maintenance costs for 10 years)}

Pump TruckAnnual operating expense with two gallons of bio: $262.86 or $21.90 per month

Pump Truck$209.95 (standard pump out fee) x 5 (number of pump outs during 10 year period) + $78.95 (Cost per one gallon of liquid live bacteria) x 20 (bottles of liquid live bacteria per 10 year period) = $2,628.75

Pump TruckAnnual operating cost for up to 1000 gallon septic tank pumping every 3 years  

Pump TruckAnnual operating expense with one gallon of bio: $148.93 or $12.41 per month

Pump Truck$209.95 (standard pump out fee) x 4 (number of pump outs during 12 year period) + $78.95 (Cost per one gallon of liquid live bacteria) x 12 (number of years) = $1,787.20 (total maintenance costs for 12 years)}

Pump TruckAnnual operating expense with two gallons of bio: $227.88 or $18.99 per month

Pump Truck$209.95 (standard pump out fee) x 5 (number of pump outs during 10 year period) + $78.95 (Cost per one gallon of liquid live bacteria) x 20 (bottles of liquid live bacteria per 10 year period) = $2,734.60 (total maintenance costs for 12 years)}

HOW SEPTIC TANKS WORK?

Septic Tank CleaningThe sole purpose of a septic tank is to trap solids, and only allow liquid to flow into the drainfield.  Drain fields fail very quickly if solids are forced into the drainfield.  In this diagram of a typical septic tank notice the baffle wall located approximately 2/3rds of the way down the tank.  This baffle is critical in keeping food material away from your baffle tee filter and keeps most of the heavy or large material on the inlet side of the tank.  Tampa Bay Plumbers prefers this type of tank because it reduces the accumulation of debris on the baffle tee filter.  If the baffle tee filter clogs up, the entire house will back up.  Tanks that do not have a baffle wall will be much more susceptible to clogs at the baffle tee filter.  Prior to 1996 code did not require baffle tee filters on the outlet end of tanks.  As a result many homes prior to 1996 still do not have baffle tee filters.  Tampa Bay Plumbers strongly encourages the installation of baffle tee filter if you do not already have one.  

Septic Pumping TampaAs you can see in this diagram the grease and solids that float towards the top of the tank are no longer concentrated on one side of the tank, increasing the buildup of material on the baffle tee filter.

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