septic tank pumping


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Old 09-23-10, 06:51 PM
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septic tank pumping

will a freshly pumped sewer tank be better for a house that is going to be shut down for a year??
 
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Old 09-23-10, 07:56 PM
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It doesn't really matter if it's cleaned or not.
Any septic tank that is used, and then left for an extended amount of time will look just like one that hasn't been used, if left for the same amount of time.

After all the bio-degradable matter is gone, the enzymes that were eating it die.
All that is left is what is known as (black water).

If a tank is cleaned and filled with just plain water, and left to sit, the water will become stagnate, and will turn into the same (black water) as the first tank that was not cleaned.




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Old 09-24-10, 03:15 PM
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I would think a completely empty tank would be the best if it will not be used for a year. The drains will evaporate the water and their seal from sewer gasses will be open then. If there is nothing in the tank to create sewer gas then it cannot escape into the home when the drains dry up.
 
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Old 09-24-10, 03:29 PM
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An empty tank would be best,But then there is nothing to keep the tank from floating up. If a heavy rain were to fall, they can pop out like a cork.
It doesn't matter how long they have been in the ground, they can and will float if there not full.



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i put a vent on 1 side candy cane that should help,no????
 
 

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