Imagine you just schedule your septic pumping or cesspool pumping appointment. What do you do next? Is there anything you need to do? If you’re looking for ways to be prepared for your septic pumping appointment, you’ve found the right blog to read.
Prepare for the Pumping Truck
Pumping a septic system or cesspool requires some big equipment. The large pump and storage tank are part of a big truck that your pumping professional drives out to your home. Since these trucks are rather big, they need the space to drive up as close as possible to your septic tank’s access point.
While pumping trucks usually have enough hose to reach several yards, you want to make it as easy as possible for the workers to get close. This might mean moving vehicles or other equipment like a lawn mower or outdoor furniture out of the way.
Locate your Septic Tank’s Access Point
Since most on-site waste management systems are buried underground, you should find the access point. It might be hidden by some clever landscaping or tall grass could be hiding it. Locate it if you can, and mark it or be prepared to lead the pumping professionals to it for the fastest service. Otherwise, septic lid locating is a service offered by Maui Pumping.
Notify Everyone in the Home What’s Happening
To make sure everyone at home gives the professionals the space they need, it’s good to notify everyone what to expect. For example, let everyone know where the truck will need to go, the path they will walk to reach the tank, and the sound of the pump, which can be rather loud.
Ask the pumping workers if they want people to not use the shower, faucets, or toilets during the pumping appointment. The service can last from a half hour to a little more than an hour, depending on the size of the tank involved.