York PA Septic Pumping

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Every septic tank needs septic pumping to clean out the thick substances that are left at the bottom of the tank. When waste water drains out of your home into the septic tank outside the house, it combines with waste from the toilet, the sink, shower, and every other part of the house. At the bottom, the heaviest of the waste called sludge, settles. The middle part is made of clear liquid called effluent while oils, fats, and proteins make up the top floating layer.

Usually, the drainage system is designed so that only the top layer is let out into the soil, but above the water table.  Effluent contains organic matter that is good for the soil and is degraded perfectly by good soils and it acts as fertilizer. The home owner, if they are keen, will notice when anything goes wrong. With regular maintenance, the septic tank should work like clockwork.

Removing the Sludge

It is recommended that scum and sludge should not fill up 30% of the septic tank, which is where we come in to offer pumping services when the levels exceed this. A typical family of four will exceed the required level in a 1,000-gallon septic tank in about 1.5 years, during which time the tank should be pumped at least once.

Services offered by Smith’s Sanitary Septic Services

  • Pumping Septic Tanks

We recommend that you have your septic tank pumped more often if you have lots of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste. You should not neglect your septic tank until the heavy material at the bottom starts being absorbed to the absorption area, and so you should have the tanked checked every year to ensure that the level of sludge is where it should be. We recommend pumping the tank once every two years depending on usage.

Our experts break up the sludge and mix it with the liquid at the top of the tank before extracting it. We do not use additives to reduce the amount of sludge as we know it could damage the tank over time.

  • Septic Tank Inspection

Septic tanks are buried in the ground and hidden away from site and so they are easy to ignore as long as they work perfectly, which they will do for years. An inspection becomes necessary only when you notice there could be an issue that needs addressing or when you are about to make a real estate transaction. Smith’s Sanitary Septic Service in Hanover PA is available to do a thorough inspection to ensure that your tank is in its best shape.

Also, do you know that an inspection could save you lots of money by simply exposing the state of your septic tank – to discover cracks, a corroded tank interior, or clogged drainfield?

  • Septic Maintenance and Repairs

The only way to ensure that your septic tank serves you for long is by repairing and maintaining it regularly. Having your tank pumped regularly is not enough. Professionally cleaning it every now and then is just as important and will catch small issues before they become repair-worthy.

Does your Septic Tank Need Pumping?

Few home owners are able to properly maintain their septic tanks, and so they may fail to notice when they need some urgent action. It becomes clear that your septic tank is full when any of this things happen:

  • You have stagnant water in the yard.
  • A backed-up toilet makes it pretty obvious.
  • Strong unpleasant odor coming from the sewage area.
  • A drainage that you can’t unblock.

You should not have to wait until your septic tank becomes problematic to call for help. Just ask for York PA Septic Pumping from Smith’s.

York PA Septic Pumping Reviews

Service was quick and $ reasonable.
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.
Great Service from a local company. Technician was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Efficient and fantastic service! I had many questions about how our septic system works, and the technician was helpful in answering them.
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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.
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
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.
They were very professional and most important, very compassionate. I would recommend this company to anyone.
Appreciate the excellent service.
Great local company, we’ve been doing business with Smith’s for 20years
We have ALWAYS received excellent service!!
Very pleasant and answered the tons of questions I had.
Smith's customer service was extremely helpful.
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So thrilled with how quick they were able to come out and pump us out. Very courteous and professional and reasonable.
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Very responsive, professional, polite, patient,... I could go on and on. Highly recommend!
Had an emergency septic tank problem over a rainy weekend...Smith Septic came to the rescue!Professional service from start to finish.
Great customer service from start to finish. Accommodating and helpful!
Very happy with service.
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
Steve and his crew are very skilled and fair. Great to work with!
They did an excellent job installing my septic and were kind and courteous throughout the whole process. Thanks for the excellent service

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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.

York PA Septic Pumping Services

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

Business: 717-637-5630
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