Septic Pump Service York PA

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Smith's Sanitary Septic Service » York PA » Septic Pump Service

Smith’s Sanitary has been offering exceptional septic pump services in York PA area since 1959. During this time, the company has hired and retained some of the most talented workers and gotten to know the residents on a personal basis due to regular interaction.

Septic tank systems are a must-have in homes in the area and so having a company that deals exclusively with them is a relief. Most people don’t give much thought to their septic tanks as they are hidden out of is easy to completely forget about them until you are unfortunate enough to have to deal with a backed-up drain field. It doesn’t have to get that far as long as you keep an eye on the system and also keep us on your dial.

Septic tanks are not too complicated. They hold all the waste water from a household and carefully disseminate it into the ground. As long as they are cared for regularly, they will work like clockwork.

Usually, all the water that collects into the septic tank through underground pipes is mixed in one large compartment where it stays until bacteria in the tank start working on it. During separation, thicker substances will sink to the bottom of the tank and settle there – called sludge – while the lighter organic material will float to the top. Here, it will be let out of the tank into the drain field, also called the absorption area. While here, it will go into the soil surrounding it to fertilize the area. You may notice that the area around the drain field is usually greener than surrounding areas.

Sludge is supposed to stay at the bottom and occupy not more than 30% of the septic tank. A change in this level will call for pumping before matters get out of hand. A typical homestead will take two to three years before filling the septic tank – or before the level of sludge gets too high. After this time, you will need to call in a professional to pump the tank.

Failing to pump a septic tank results in a number of things. Some of the solid particles in the sludge start to float to the top and get carried into the drain field together with effluent. Here, they will block the normal absorption of waste water and result in backed-up drainage. It could also cost you lots of money replacing things and pumping air into the drain field.

Are you Due for Septic Tank Pumping?

You will know the tank needs attention when any of these things happen;

  • Time is up – if it has been three years since the last pump session, then it is due.
  • Too lush around the absorption area – while this area is usually greener, thanks to fertilization, it should catch your attention if it us too green and lush. There could be extra fertilizer coming from down under.
  • A backed-up drain field – most telling.
  • Stench coming from the absorption area – another most telling sign.
  • Higher levels of chemicals in your water – this is quite dangerous as it means the mess has infiltrated the underground water and could be exposing your family to harm.

The solution to this is having a professional company like Smith’s Sanitary come on over and pump the sludge out. Why choose us?

  • We are Professional

After being in the business for over 50 years, you can be sure we know our thing. The locals in York PA trust us with their septic systems and have turned us into a household name.

  • We are One Call Away

We are never too far. Just call us and we will be in your residence in the time agreed upon. You shouldn’t have to wait for too long to have potentially toxic material cleared.

If you need septic pump services in York PA, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Septic Pump Service York PA Reviews

Steve and his crew are very skilled and fair. Great to work with!
Appreciate the excellent service.
So thrilled with how quick they were able to come out and pump us out. Very courteous and professional and reasonable.
They were very professional and most important, very compassionate. I would recommend this company to anyone.
Very pleasant and answered the tons of questions I had.
Great Service from a local company. Technician was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
We have ALWAYS received excellent service!!
They did an excellent job installing my septic and were kind and courteous throughout the whole process. Thanks for the excellent service
Great local company, we’ve been doing business with Smith’s for 20years
I was greeted by a very friendly employee. I will use Smiths for all my septic needs.I am not related to anyone in this company
Very professional and awesome guys!! Highly recommend!!!
Very professional, great service. No reason to call anyone else. A++++
Smith’s septic has the best service I’ve experienced. I highly recommend Smith’s.
Pump out septic systemSometimes, the operator must be in a hurry because the tank is not emptied and is completely full after only 3-weeks. They try to tell us it is because of the rain. Then, why is always OK when the older gentleman comes out and this only happens when the younger man comes out??? Plus, twice, in the past, we had been scheduled and no one showed up. We had to call to find out what had happened and then wait for someone to come, either later that day or the next day. This is not good. Especially after someone has had bariatric surgery, which causes even more issues
Great customer service! The staff is professional, friendly and is quick to respond to any questions or concerns.
Great service. Very professional and fast. Super prices!!! Boy do they know their shit!
Very happy with service.
Efficient and fantastic service! I had many questions about how our septic system works, and the technician was helpful in answering them.
Had an emergency septic tank problem over a rainy weekend...Smith Septic came to the rescue!Professional service from start to finish.
Service was quick and $ reasonable.
Very responsive, professional, polite, patient,... I could go on and on. Highly recommend!
Great customer service from start to finish. Accommodating and helpful!
Smith's customer service was extremely helpful.
Wonderful people! Excellent customer service!
They do a great job at communicating and sticking to their word. Brandon Fry Is great to work with and always does a great job.
Great service during home inspection . Friendly and top notch
They do a great job at communicating and sticking to their word. Brandon Fry Is great to work with and always does a great job.
Great service from the first phone call. Very easy to set up. I highly recommend them to anyone that is in need. Also no hidden fees.

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Serving Hanover, York, Gettysburg PA and Westminster MD since 1959, Smith’s Sanitary Septic Service is on the job when you need us most. Call 717-637-5630 today.

Septic Pump Services in York PA

Contact Smith’s for professional, affordable septic tank maintenance, repairs, location, excavation and inspection services from certified, local pros.

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