Septic System Services

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Septic System Options

We provide many septic system services to Polk and surround counties in Iowa. There are numerous types of onsite wastewater treatment systems available; site and soil conditions typically dictate the type of acceptable soil treatment system. Soil treatment systems include trenches, beds, at grades, and mounds. Regardless, we install and service all major brands and types of septic systems.

Experience with septic system design and installation over the years has underscored the importance of carefully evaluating soil conditions and proximity to groundwater when choosing a treatment system that will work effectively over a long time. This is important to not only protect human health and the environment but also the significant investment homeowners make in their septic systems.

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The Need for Regular Septic Tank Pumping

To help ensure the proper maintenance and long term functioning of the entire onsite septic system, the septic tank should be pumped out every three to five years, given normal household water usage. Pumping the tank helps prevent sludge and scum from flowing out of the septic tank and into the secondary treatment system.

Four Signs to Pump Your Septic Tank Bob's Septic Des Moines Septic System ServicesProper tank cleaning refers only to removing all the solids and scum from the tank by pumping, not by any other means. Adding septic tank “additives” to the system is not a proper substitute for tank pumping and may actually harm the system if it causes solids to become suspended and flow into the secondary treatment component of the system. It is also not necessary to add bacterial additives to the septic tank after tank pumping, since there is sufficient bacteria present in normal household wastewater for proper functioning of the system.

Our trucks all have backflushing capabilities assuring 100% solid removal from the septic tank. We also evaluate and inspect the system as part of our service. We offer service maintenance contracts on all systems in Polk County and surrounding counties assuring prompt, courteous and efficient service.