Septic Pumping in Ottawa

If you need your septic tank pumped in Ottawa or the surrounding areas we’ve got you covered!

Our team of trained professionals have the knowledge, skill and experience to handle your property with the care it deserves. When your septic tank needs to be pumped you can relax knowing it will be done properly, on time and by a team you can trust.

Having your septic tank pumped on a regular basis is critical to ensuring your septic system works properly and reliably for the entire lifetime of the septic system. Whether you have had a septic system on your Ottawa property for years or are a new home owner with a septic system on your property, we are Ottawa’s trusted source to pump your septic tank.

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Get Your Septic Tank Pumped Regularly

Whether you live in Ottawa or one of the surrounding areas, there are several important reasons to have your septic tank pumped regularly,  but before covering that it helps to take a quick look at what a septic system is and how it works.

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In simplest terms a septic system is an underground sewage treatment system for homes that do not have access to municipal sewer services. It typically is comprised of four parts; the waste pipe from the house, the septic tank, the drain field and the soil. All these parts need to in working order but the tank itself is the most important part.

Getting the tank pumped out at regular intervals keeps it working properly and prevents clogs that can cause sewage to back up into the house and create disgusting odors. The primary contributor to septic tank clogs are things that very biodegradable. This includes cooking grease and oils that get dumped down the drain and paper products other then toilet paper; paper towels, sanitary napkins and tampons, cigarette butts and cotton balls will all eventually degrade but they tend to get stuck in the inner working of the tank and create clogs that worsen over time.

Another reason to get a septic tank pumped regularly is to check it for damage that can compromise its ability to work in an efficient manner. Once it’s pumped out it can be visually inspected for cracks and other damage. If any damage is detected it needs to be repaired to prevent future problems.

The pumping process itself is pretty straight forward. A large truck, sometimes referred to as a “Honey Wagon”, with a big tank, suction pump, and a large hoses will come to the property and park in the general vicinity of the septic tank. The operator will remove the manhole cover from the tank, lower the suction hoses into it and fire up the pumps, sucking the accumulated waste into the holding tank on the truck.

A good pumping service will also provide a thorough inspection of the septic tank once it is pumped clean. They will inspect the tank, valves and inlet and outlet ports for damage such as cracks or clogs. They will also inspect the ground around the tank for signs of leaks as well. Any problems should be brought to the homeowner so that they can be dealt with to ensure the proper operation of the entire septic system.

Septic tank pumping is the most important part of maintaining a septic system. A clogged or overfull tank is the primary cause of many septic system problems that can be prevented through regularly scheduled visits by the Crown Septic “Honey Wagon”. It is typically recommended that you pump your septic tank every 2 to 3 years so that you avoid these common septic problems.  At that time it’s also recommended to get your septic tank inspected so you know the septic system is working properly and will in turn save costly repairs down the road.

We look forward to providing you with top-notch septic waste service at your home in Ottawa or in the surrounding areas.  Getting your septic tank pumped should be the least of your worries, and with Crown Septic as your trust septic system service, it will be.