Septic Tank Services

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Septic Tank Essentials

Septic tank services are a vital part of regular maintenance. Regular pumping of a septic tank is essential to ensure that a well-functioning system remains at its fullest operating potential. As a septic system is used, solids accumulate in the treatment tank while water passes through to the leach field. As sludge and scum layers accumulate in the tank over time, the solids have less settling capacity and breach the water portion of the tank. As a result, solids will begin escaping directly into the absorption field. This inevitable process may likely clog the distribution lines to the absorption area, thus creating serious, expensive, and often irreversible problems.

To prevent this from occurring, the Pennsylvania Septic Management Association (PSMA) recommends that tanks be serviced approximately every 2-3 years depending on a number of factors including tank size and the number of occupants in a home. See PSMA’s Estimated Septic Tank Pumping Frequency  based on tank size and home occupancy to determine when your septic tank is due for its next pumping. There is only one correct way to safeguard against these problems and remove solids from a tank: periodic, professional pumping of the solids through the main access port of the tank.

Call on our highly trained experts to handle your septic pumping needs and get rid of your waste and worries.

Learn About Septic Services

A vital part of maintaining your septic system is to ensure that it is pumped at a regular schedule. Avoid a major breakdown of your system with proper care.

  • Tanks should be pumped every 2-3 years
  • Affordable, fast and professional service

TH Port-A-John can locate your septic tank quickly and efficiently. Our team is experienced and specializes in residential, commercial and municipal septic services.

  • Identify septic tank location
  • Provide inspection and analysis

Having sewer drainage problems can lead to backups and issues with your system. TH Port-A-John provides septic repair and septic installation for any existing projects.

  • Trench-less sewer repair
  • Residential repair
  • Commercial repair
  • Industrial repair

There are instances where it may be necessary to dig up your yard to access the septic tank. This has to happen when the following occurs:

  • Septic Tank Replacement
  • Repair Septic Tank Lines
  • Issues that cannot be identified in standard maintenance

Why Choose Us?

  • Clean, Quality Rentals
  • Detailed Focus On Your Safety
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff
  • Quality Servicing and Maintenance

When do you need Septic Pumping Services?

Use our chart to see how frequently you should be getting your septic tank pumped and cleaned.

Septic Tank Pumping Frequency in Years
Household Size - Number of Occupants
Septic Tank Pumping Frequency in Years
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Septic Tank Size
in Gallons
500
5.8
2.6
1.5
1
0.7
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.1
--
750
9.1
4.2
2.6
1.8
1.3
1
0.7
0.6
--
--
900
11
5.2
3.3
2.3
1.7
1.3
1
0.8
--
--
1000
12.4
5.9
3.7
2.6
2
1.5
1.2
1
0.8
0.7
1250
15.6
7.5
4.8
3.4
2.6
2
1.7
1.4
1.2
1
1500
18.9
9.1
5.9
4.2
3.3
2.6
2.1
1.8
1.5
1.3
1750
22.1
10.7
6.9
5
3.9
3.1
2.6
2.2
1.9
1.6
2250
28.6
14
9.1
6.7
5.2
4.2
3.5
3
2.6
2.3
2500
30.9
15.6
10.2
7.5
5.9
4.8
4
3.5
3
2.6

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