How does it work?

A septic tank separates the solids from the liquids in the wastewater stream, then begins the process of breaking down contaminants. Once the solid materials settle, the discharge either goes into the soil (where microorganisms remove the pollutants before the waste water enters the ground) or the discharge goes into an aeration treatment compartment where again micro organisms break down and remove the pollutants.

Why do you need a septic pumping?

Over years of operation, accumulated solids begin taking up too much room in the tank reducing the volume available for settling. When this happens, solids start escaping the tank and can clog your soil absorption field, polluting streams and or ditches. Before this happens the solids should be removed from the septic tank by a qualified septic cleaning service.

We can pump:

Septic tanks
Holding tanks
Camper trailers

Services offered for septic residential, commercial & camp sites

  • Crust buster
  • Power Lift
  • Risers – septic lids
  • Septic tank locator

Call us today for a free quote!
705-848-0447 (Elliot Lake)
866-279-1110 (Toll free)
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How often should it be pumped?

There are four key things to remember when determining when your septic tank needs to be cleaned.

  1. Do not wait for the septic system to become backed up ! Once the sewage backs up the damage is already done.
  2. Do not use biological or chemical additives in place of septic tank cleaning. Even though some companies claim if you use their products you’ll never need to pump your system. This misconception will eventually lead to a very costly mistake to a home owner.
  3. Pumping of a septic tank is based on the tank and the number of people using it. More frequent pumping is necessary if a garbage disposals are used, or, if a family member is on strong health medication ( it kills the bacteria ). Generally every two to three years is sufficient.
  4. Call Jim’s Portable Toilets and Septic Service Ltd. with questions or concerns that you might have.