Septic Tank Pumping / Cleaning

Hire Us for Your Septic Tank Cleaning and Pumping Needs

Since 2015, Ohio has made it mandatory for all residents to prove that their tank is under a maintenance program. This regulation can mean two things: that you have a contracted septic service provider who conducts consistent maintenance, or that you have been trained to perform the maintenance yourself. This proof can come in a scheduled service maintenance contract, a ledger detailing maintenance, or a class certificate of completion. According to the law, an inspector can arrive at your property at any given moment to inspect the condition and health of your septic system.

Trust SepTek to keep your septic system in compliance. We have over 60 years of experience providing the best quality septic cleaning in Franklin, OH. Our local, family-owned and operated company has received an A+ rating from the BBB and the Angie's Super Service Award. Call our licensed, insured, and bonded team for a free quote. Don't forget to ask about our multi-customer discount for people in the same neighborhood.


Septic Tank Pumping Steps

  • Locate the Tank

  • Remove the Lid

  • Determine Sludge Level

  • Testing for Leakage

  • Inspecting the Tank

  • Pumping the Tank

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How Often Should I Pump

To maintain your septic tank functioning effectively, you will need to maintain proper septic tank maintenance. The EPA recommends that homeowners have their septic tanks pumped every three to five years as a general rule of thumb. Everything will function as it should once you fully empty your tank. Although this is just a fundamental rule, it is not the only consideration. In some instances, septic tanks must be emptied every year.

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Regular maintenance and septic pumping is the best way to ensure that your septic tank continues to work properly and avoid clogs or backups. Sedimentation (also known as sludge or septage), the solids that settle at the bottom of your septic tank, can cause clogs if not removed regularly. We make sure that your septic tank never becomes clogged, helping to avoid your drain field from being blocked. If you neglect routine maintenance your septic system or tank is more likely to experience issues.

  • Septic pumping and septic tank care go together with maintaining the sewage tank and cleaning the septic system. Septic tank inspection also includes checking the septic drain field.

Why Do You Need Septic Tank Pump-Outs?
Septic pumping and septic tank care go together with maintaining the sewage tank and cleaning the septic system. Septic tank inspection also includes checking the septic drain field.
How Often Should You Pump-Out Your Septic Tank?
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that your system is inspected every three years. In combination with relatively new regulations governing Ohio septic tanks, it puts this entirely on the homeowner. Avoid heavy fines and expensive repairs by regularly inspecting your entire system. How often you should pump your tank depends on its size, capacity, location, temperature, the number of indigestible solids, usage, and system characteristics. It’s not a cut-and-dry situation. There are many variables to deal with. Most systems can go ten to twenty years between treatments. Our professional advice is to pay keen attention to signs of disrepair. Our trained and experienced septic contractors can help determine how often your tank should be pumped!
Symptoms of a Failing System
The stench is probably the most apparent indication of a system in disrepair. The distinct odors of human waste are usually quickly followed by a sewage backup. You may experience a blockage in your kitchen sink, bathtub, toilet, shower, or dishwasher. Sometimes these backups happen outside. More subtle symptoms include a slight gurgling sound within your indoor plumbing system and slow drainage of your home appliances and fixtures. If you notice any of these issues, be sure to schedule a pumping service immediately. We also offer emergency services for when you need your tank pumped as quickly as possible. Contact SepTek today!
Septic System Maintenance
Your septic system is quite delicate. You should not deposit paper towels, food, cigarette butts, grease, pills, household cleaners, antibacterial soaps, drain line openers, paint thinners, insecticides, and solvents down your toilets, sinks, and bathtubs. The solid items will not decompose fast enough, render your system ineffective, and cause a backup. The smaller solid items will get caught within the components easily. Harsh chemicals will destroy your plumbing and septic system over time.

Who We Are

SepTek is a local, family-owned business serving the needs of the Franklin, OH, community for over two decades. A dependable, trustworthy, and competent septic business is highly valued. When the system fails in an emergency, our punctual, reliable, and affordable septic business comes within one hour to fix it. After that, we educate our customers on how to maintain the system on their own. Knowledge is power, and when you have that power, you will do all in your ability to guarantee that all household members follow best practices when it comes to septic systems. The presence of a septic system is not a result of complex technology. Everything in the system is predicated on gravity. Sewage systems that collect personal wastewater are time-consuming and labor-intensive. Installation, maintenance, and servicing take a significant amount of energy. That's why you should trust the experts at SepTek to handle the job for you! To save the environment, maintain the value of your property, and reduce the cost of system failure, we make an effort to put our expertise to use. We pledge to provide complete customer satisfaction every time, and we always appreciate input on how we can serve you better. If you need a septic tank pumping or cleaning service, be sure to contact our team today!

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