Decker’s Unique Pumping and Cleaning Service
The most important thing you can do to maintain your septic system is to have your septic tank inspected and pumped on a regular basis.
Decker begins with a full and complete inspection of your septic system. Based upon the age, size, and type of your system, along with the number of people in your household, Decker will make a recommendation as to how frequently your septic tank needs to be drained and cleaned. In most cases that time frame will range from about one (1) to three (3) years.
The actual process of cleaning your septic tank is what separates Decker Excavation from the competition in the septic-service industry.
Most septic service providers will pump out the tank but keep in mind that even a partially full septic tank will be about one-third full of sludge on the bottom, with waste water in the middle and scum floating at the top. Sludge is just what it sounds like. It is thick and heavy, with a mud-like consistency that has been compressed at the bottom of the septic tank by the effluent and scum that floats above it. Pumping will remove the water and scum but suctioning out the sludge is an entirely different proposition.
Imagine a thick, chocolate fudge milkshake that has not been properly stirred or shaken. The hot fudge will congeal at the bottom of the glass and there is no way you can suck it all up with a straw. You have to spoon it out and even then you won’t get it all.
Decker’s septic cleaning process is unique in that we don’t just pump the tank and hope we get all of the sludge. At Decker, after pumping out as much as we can, we actually scrap the bottom of the tank to remove 100% all of the sludge.