August 16, 2016 by

Septic tanks cleaning services in Apple Valley, CA, and across the high desert region, can be a bit worrisome for homeowners, especially those who’ve never done it before.  If you’re new to the area and haven’t owned a septic tank before, it’s entirely understandable to have questions about the process.

So, let’s take a moment to address some of the most common questions we hear, here at Roto Rooter High Desert.

Common Questions and Answers About Apple Valley, CA, Septic Tanks Cleaning Procedures

How long does it take?

There will always be some flexibility in the time a septic pumping requires, especially if there are other issues with the tank or system which need fixing at the same time.  However, all things being equal, most of the time it only takes an hour or two.

Do I need to be there when the pumping happens?

Yes.  Please make sure there is someone responsible on-hand whenever a septic tank cleaning is going to happen.  The workers may need to consult with you on work done, or investigate other aspects of your home’s plumbing.  Also, any pets will need to be kept well away from the work.

Do I need to know the location of my tank’s cover?

It’s not strictly necessary.   However, it will add to the final bill if the workers have to spend time searching for the access hatch.  It’s a very good idea to make a note of the hatch’s location and mark it in some fashion, to reduce the time the job takes overall.

Will it be necessary to drive onto my lawn?

Most of the time, no.  In fact, it’s best to keep vehicles away from the septic system area, because their weight can compact\lower the soil and harm the septic system.  However, this just depends on the location of your tank.  If it’s in the back yard, away from any streets, driving the tanker to it may be necessary.

Is there anything I can do to help?

Aside from pointing the work crew to your tank and its access hatch, no.  In fact, it’s best to stay away, since septic tanks contain noxious fumes you don’t want to breathe.  Just relax inside, and we’ll let you know if we need anything.

For the best in septic service, Roto-Rooter High Desert is available 24/7 in Apple Valley, CA. We can handle all your commercial and residential septic, plumbing and draining needs.