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Septic Pumping Services

Commercial and Residential Septic Pumping Services

Both commercial septic pumping services and residential septic pumping services are essential to the health and safety of the community. Septic tanks take gray water (from showers, dishwashers, and sinks) and black water (toilet water) and naturally separate the oil, solids, and water. From there, it pushes the water out into the drain field where the water is purified before reentering the ground water.

When septic tanks aren’t working properly, it can negatively affect the groundwater that we drink from, shower in, and use to brush our teeth. That is why Area Portable Services takes commercial and residential septic pumping services so seriously and is proud to provide septic tank services.

The Dos and Don’ts of Septic Pumping

There are several major dos and don’ts to know about when it comes to your septic tank and how to best care for it:


  • Have your septic system pumped out every 3-5 years. This will reduce the risk of failure.
  • Limit the use of garbage disposal.
  • Properly dispose of coffee grounds and food.
  • Minimize use of household cleaners such as bleach or harsh cleaners and similar toxic substances.
  • Use liquid laundry detergent. Powdered detergents use clay, and that clay can hasten the buildup of solids in the tank.
  • Become more water efficient by quickly fixing plumbing leaks and installing water efficient products.
  • Check your interceptor rain regularly to ensure that it is free flowing.
  • Keep swimming pools (both above and in-ground) away from the leach field.


  • Don’t flush non-degradable products or chemicals, such as diapers, feminine hygiene products, cat litter, paper towels, plastic, paint, dead fish, flammable products, and pharmaceuticals.
  • Don’t pour cooking grease or oil down the sink or toilet.
  • Don’t plant trees with large root systems near the leach field.
  • Never drive or park on your drain field.
  • Keep roof drains, sump pumps, and other rainwater drainage away from the drain field.
  • Water softeners contain salt that can damage the leach field.

Bio-Active Septic Tank Treatment

One of the best ways to maintain the health of your septic tank is to utilize bio-active septic tank treatment. This product is the result of a combination of natural soil bacteria in spore form or in stabilized vegetative states. Both aerobic and anaerobic bacterial species are included in the formula to ensure more rapid initial action. This treatment works just a few days after putting the pod in the drain to activate and adjust to the new environment of the septic tank. Once the bacteria have adjusted and established in the new environment, the bacteria effectively clean and treats the septic tank.

Signs Your Septic Tank Needs Pumping

How can you know when your septic tank needs pumping? There are a few obvious signs that mean it’s time to contact Area Portable Services and get your septic tank pumped, including:
  • Pooling Water: If you see pooling water in your lawn or around your landscaping, that could mean that the septic tank is full.
  • Odors: This is one of the most unpleasant signs that you need your tank pumped. If there is a noticeable smell around your landscaping and home, the septic tank is likely full.
  • Slow Drains: Often, slow drains simply mean that the drain is clogged. If the drain remains slow after you’ve unclogged it, that is a good sign that the septic tank needs to be pumped.
  • Sewer Backup: This is the most obvious and messiest sign that the septic tank is full. If you see sewage coming up from your drains in the lowest level of the home, call Area Portable Services for emergency service.

Septic Tank Repair and Installation

Septic tank systems work wonderfully when they have been properly cared for and maintained. It is crucial that you have your septic tank serviced every couple of years to maintain the health of your family, the value of your property, and the health of the environment. Our team of experts at Area Portable Services provides servicing and maintenance of your septic tank, as well as installations and repairs. Whether you have a commercial or residential septic tank, Area Portable Services can provide appropriate and timely services.

Choose Area Portable Services

When you choose Area Portable Services for your septic pumping services, you can expect competitive pricing, a quick response time and emergency services, and reliable professionals who provide customized service. Contact us today to schedule service for your septic system.