Your septic system requires a regular pumping. A basic formula for pumping is: 5 or more people in the home pump every year; 3-4 people every 2 years; 2 people every 3 years; and 1 person every 4 years. Usage can affect this formula. If you have a system that has had problems in the past, it might need to be pumped more often. Confer with the experts at East Mountain Pumping and Septic Systems, Inc.
Reason for Pumping
Inorganic or inert solid materials and the byproducts of bacterial digestion sink to the bottom of the tank to form sludge. Organic solid material and paper products float to the top to form scum. These materials can plug the tank and overflow into the leaching system. The sludge needs to be pumped out on a regular schedule in order to maintain a healthy leaching system.
Hours of Service
Monday – Friday, 8 – 5.
We can electronically locate your septic tank using a device which once flushed will send out a signal that will pinpoint your septic tank using the receiver. Typically we can locate your tank without the use of this device, but in some cases it is quite useful.
For an additional fee we will dig to expose the septic cover at the time of cleaning. Homeowners save money by exposing the tank lid themselves. If both lids (or the center lid, if the tank has one) are exposed, a more thorough cleaning can be done.
Septic Tank Cleaning
We thoroughly clean each septic tank. This includes pumping the tank completely. This ensures the solids at the bottom of the tank are completely removed. We operate large capacity pump trucks with modern vacuum equipment.
East Mountain Pumping and Septic Systems, Inc. has certifed Bernalillo County & State of New Mexico septic inspectors.
Who Needs This Service?
Realtors and homebuyers contract the inspection services of East Mountain Pumping and Septic Systems, Inc. to assist them in making an informed decision regarding a property’s septic system.
A thorough inspection includes locating, digging and removing the covers on the septic tank, assessing the integrity of the baffles, assessing the sludge and scum levels in the tank and checking the general integrity of the tank. We also check for any visual signs of the tank having overflowed in the past.
The inspection continues with a site inspection of the drainfield. The general integrity of the area is checked and the inspection looks for signs of water surfacing or having done so in the past.
The inspection report is an assessment of the condition of the septic system as of that date and is not a guarantee.
Benefits of an Inspection
- Provides the homebuyer with a detailed report of the location and condition of the system components at the time of the inspection.
- The data collected assists the homebuyer with their purchasing decision.