Complete Septic System Pumping, Repair and Replacement Septic Certifications for All Escrows


If your home or business isn’t connected to a sewer, then it’s probably connected to a septic system or cesspool instead. Septic systems are the most common non-sewer waste collection systems, and most homes and businesses in areas without widespread sewage systems use one.

While septic systems are relatively low maintenance, they still require regular pumping and service to stay functional. This maintenance is also necessary for septic certification, which is legally required every time property is sold.

How Septic Systems and Cesspools Work

Septic systems and cesspools are more than just holes in the ground: Through careful design and helpful bacteria, they efficiently break down waste and slowly release it into the ground. This process is actually safer and more environmentally friendly than conventional sewage systems!

Bacteria are the true workers of septic systems. When waste flows from your house or business and into a septic tank or cesspool, anaerobic (“oxygen-less”) bacteria breaks the waste down into three distinct layers: grease on the top, water in the middle, and sludge at the bottom.

The middle layer of water, known as “effluent,” takes up most of the tank’s capacity. Through the tank’s design, this watery effluent gradually drains into the nearby ground or “drain field.”

As the process leaves behind sludge and grease, however, septic tanks and cesspools need regular pumping to stay functional. If too much of these layers builds up over time, the bacteria won’t be able to do their job and the septic tank may overflow.

Septic System and Cesspool Maintenance

Septic systems and cesspools need regular pumping as solids build up. Without this regular septic pumping, these systems can overfill and cause backflow inside your home or business, resulting in serious plumbing problems and potential health hazards—and may require septic replacement.

Most home septic systems only need pumping once every one to three years, depending on their size. Large septic systems, such as those connected to large buildings, can sometimes go longer. In any case, the capacity of your septic tank or cesspool usually determines how long you can go between each pumping. Tanks and pools are usually pumped once they reach about a third of their capacity.

Pumping isn’t the only maintenance needed by septic systems and cesspools, however!

Kurt Bohmer Septic Repair & Maintenance

In addition to regular septic tank pumping in Lancaster, CA, and surrounding areas, septic systems also need clean pipes and inspection to remain in top shape. If your septic tank or cesspool overflows, it may need repair or replacement depending on the severity of the damage.

The Kurt Bohmer Plumbing team offers a wide range of septic services, including pumping, installation, repair, and replacement. We’re also licensed and certified—a legal requirement for septic system maintenance in the state of California.

For more information on our septic pumping services and certifications, call our licensed team at 661-251-5915.

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