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A septic tank is usually made from concrete or plastic, and it’s how we keep harmful chemicals and waste from entering into our water supplies. When we flush water down the pipes in our kitchens, bathrooms, toilets and laundry rooms, this water often flows into a septic tank. The role of the septic tank is to safely contain this wastewater and direct the waste into the sewage networks.

How does a Septic Tank work?

When water flows into a septic tank, the heavier waste will settle at the bottom, and any oil, fat or grease will float to the top. This forms a 'scum bucket' to help keep the smell contained and allows the bacteria to work faster. This wastewater gets digested by good bacteria which turns into sludge. It can then be repurposed as sewage water that flows into nearby absorption trenches. This helps to keep the wastewater away from our homes and our drinking water supply!

What is a Septic Tank Pump Out?

As you can imagine, all of this sludge and scum gets stored under your home, so there will come a point where you’ll need it cleaned out. This is exactly what happens in a septic tank pump out. During a septic tank clean, a truck will suck out the scum, sludge and any wastewater from your tank so it runs smoothly again.

Septic Tank Cleaning services Australia-wide

If you’re looking for septic tank pump out services for your home or property, iseekplant has thousands of contractors listed online to help you find the best service based on your situation and budget. You can find septic tank pumping hire all over Australia in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide and rural areas.

When do I need Septic Tank Pumping?

To an untrained eye, it’s not always easy to see when you might need septic tank pumping, but there are a few signs to look out for:

  • Can you smell something odd? One of the most common signs your septic tank needs pumping out can be a lingering rotten-egg smell. If this smell is haunting your home, give us a call.
  • Are your drains taking a while to clear? Another sign could be that your toilets and drainage systems are taking a long time to clear.
  • Do you know the last time your septic tank was pumped? If you haven’t had any inspections of your septic tank for over 12 months, it’s probably best to hire someone to take a look at it. As time goes by, septic tank cleaning becomes more essential due to build up.
  • Is the grass around your septic tank lush and green? In many cases, this could be a sign of septic tank failure. This is not always the case, but if sewage is leaking, the grass around your septic tank might be an unusually dark green colour.

How does a Septic Tank Pump Out work?

How septic tank pumping is conducted depends on your property, the size of your tank, and how full it is already. Here at iseekplant, we’re experts at finding you the best price, no matter how big or small your septic tank clean out is likely to be. First of all, someone will inspect your septic tank and ensure it is working to satisfactory standards. During this time, the contractor should identify the inspection hatches to speed up the emptying process. If your septic tank is particularly full with solid materials, the contractor may have to dig around your tank in order to remove the lid completely. You’ll then be assigned a truck suited to the precise size of your septic tank - taking ease of access into consideration, for example how close your septic tank is to the nearest road. Your septic tank will then be inspected for any damage that may have occurred since your previous pump out. Once given the all-clear, your septic tank will likely be sealed up again ready for work! You may need another septic tank pump out anywhere between two and six years after your last, depending on how many people live or sue your property and the type of waste you wash into your drains.

Do I need a Septic Pump Out?

Ultimately you decide whether or not you need septic tank pumping, however, there are definite warning signs that indicate you’re long overdue a septic pumping. If you don’t pump your septic tank, you could end up with raw sewage backing up into your home or backyard. This can happen when your sewer drain blocks, causing health risks due to parasites and bacteria - not to mention the financial cost of cleaning up the spill safely. Also, high levels of solids can damage pumps and block filters if septic tanks are left unpumped, which can be an expensive and time-consuming problem to fix.

How much does a Septic Tank Pump Out cost?

The cost of septic tank pump outs can vary depending on the location of the septic tank, the size of the septic tank and how often the septic tank has been checked in the past. It is for this reason that we recommend getting in touch with iseekplant so we can find you the most competitive prices. We compare heaps of suppliers in your local area to find the best deal based on your project specifications.

Contact the iseekplant team by calling 1300 691 912 or emailing projects@iseekplant.com.au to connect with the best septic tank pump out suppliers. Alternatively, you can use our Get a Quote tool for quick and competitive quotes.

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Top rated Septic Tank Pump Out in Australia

Beaudesert Liquid Waste
Beaudesert Liquid WasteKerry QLD
(18 reviews)

"Awesome price for our septic, sullage and grease trap to be emptied and cleaned. Our driver "Raymond" was extremely courteous and I could see he was v..."

DC Vacuum Pumping Service
DC Vacuum Pumping ServiceWoodhill QLD
(6 reviews)

"I cannot rate high enough. Absolutely professional, kind and educational. Thankyou."

Vacsafe
VacsafeMudgee NSW
(3 reviews)

"Terrific service by John and the crew at Vacsafe. We had 9 vintage sleeping railway carriages which needed pumping out during our rail tour. The vagar..."

Cleanaway
CleanawayGarbutt QLD
(1 reviews)

"Great response time."

Global Waste Services
Global Waste Services Redland Bay QLD
(1 reviews)

"Best service I have ever had! Highly recommend these guys to anyone they serviced our holding tanks and our portable toilets. There toilets were outst..."

JR Waste and Recycling
JR Waste and RecyclingGlendenning NSW
(1 reviews)

"Great"

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Cleanaway
CleanawayGarbutt QLD
(May 2022)

"Great response time."

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Beaudesert Liquid Waste
Beaudesert Liquid WasteKerry QLD
(Jun 2021)

"Awesome price for our septic, sullage and grease trap to be emptied and cleaned. Our driver "Raymond" was extremely courteous and I could see he was v..."

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Vacsafe
VacsafeMudgee NSW
(Apr 2021)

"Terrific service by John and the crew at Vacsafe. We had 9 vintage sleeping railway carriages which needed pumping out during our rail tour. The vagar..."

- Vintage Rail JourneysView profile
Global Waste Services
Global Waste Services Redland Bay QLD
(Nov 2020)

"Best service I have ever had! Highly recommend these guys to anyone they serviced our holding tanks and our portable toilets. There toilets were outst..."

- JackView profile
JR Waste and Recycling
JR Waste and RecyclingGlendenning NSW
(Nov 2019)

"Great"

- Kevin HallView profile
DC Vacuum Pumping Service
DC Vacuum Pumping ServiceWoodhill QLD
(Sep 2019)

"I cannot rate high enough. Absolutely professional, kind and educational. Thankyou."

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