Septic Pumping Service in San Francisco, CA

 Answering Questions About Our Septic Services

Whether you are a residential customer with a clogged septic system or a restaurant that needs your grease trap pumped, Trinity Liquid Waste is ready to help you. Our expertise in septic systems and other essential systems at your home or business ensures you get quick and knowledgeable assistance from our professional team throughout the Bay Area and San Francisco, CA. Septic pumping service, hydro-jetting service, and expert solutions for septic tank problems are a few of our specialties. Many people may recognize their home or business uses a septic tank or grease trap to manage their waste but don’t know the details about taking care of it. Failing to maintain and empty these systems can result in substantial damage to your system and property, requiring expensive and time-consuming repairs or replacements. We have answered some of our customers’ frequently asked questions to help you stay on top of managing your system.

 How Long Does a Septic System Last?

Septic systems commonly last as long as 40 years, so you might buy a new home and never worry about replacing it. However, if you live in an older home, your septic system might be more than half a century old.

 What Are the Signs of a Septic Failure?

Your septic system will display signs of poor performance and failure over time. If you frequently have backed-up pipes or your pipes clog up often, these can be signs your system is failing. Tank problems like frequent overflowing or a high level of solids are also indicators your system may need replacement. Other visible signs of septic failure include greener grass where your tank and septic field is located and puddles forming around your drain field. If your water well is contaminated, this might be due to a system failure. Trinity Liquid Waste will gladly perform a septic tank inspection to verify your system’s condition.

 What Happens When a Septic System Fails?

If your septic system fails, it can cause your untreated sewage to be released and transported to places it should not go. Your sewage can end up coming to the ground’s surface around your tank or drain field, or it can back up in a building’s pipes.

 How Can I Prevent Septic Failure?

Some things you can do to prevent septic failure include the following:

  • Don’t use septic tank chemicals or additives.
  • Stop using your garbage disposal.
  • Instead of baths, take two- to four-minute showers.
  • Don’t use anti-bacterial cleaners or soaps.
  • Have your septic tank pumped regularly.
 Whom Do I Call to Inspect or Pump My Septic System?

If you live in the Bay Area, reach out to a highly qualified and experienced septic system professional like Trinity Liquid Waste. Our seasoned team has ample training in how to handle septic tank problems and perform septic tank pumping, inspections, and repairs.

 How Often Do You Recommend Pumping My Septic System?

While the answer to this question depends on factors like your septic system’s performance and how much water and waste or going into it, you typically want to have your septic tank pumped every two to three years.

 What Are the Advantages of New Septic Systems Over Old Ones?

A few advantages you get with a new septic system over an old one include better cost efficiency, durability, and environmentally friendly benefits. You rarely need to replace a new system if you maintain it properly, and you have an even lesser chance of contaminating your water supply.

 Why Do I Need a Grease Trap?

If you own a business with a kitchen, a grease trap is typically a necessary component. This interceptor removes fats, oils, and grease from the sewer system that can result in sewer overflows. If you release these fats, oils, and greases into the sewer lines and cause an overflow, you may be held responsible for property damage and cleanup costs.

 How Does a Grease Trap Work?

Basically, a grease trap slows down the flow of hot or warm greasy water and lets it cool. The grease, oils, and fats separate out and float to the top of the trap as the water cools. Because of the separation, the cooler water flows out to the sewer without the grease.

 How Do You Maintain and Clean a Grease Trap?

Cleaning and maintaining a grease trap involve regular pumping out and hands-on care. The basic steps to clean a grease trap are as follow:

  1. Lift the main lid and pump the grease out of the trap.
  2. Scrape all baffles and walls to remove dirty water and accumulated grease.
  3. Use a garden hose to rinse out your tank.
  4. Pump out the rinse out residue.
  5. Have your tank inspected to identify any necessary repairs or maintenance.
 Why Does My Restaurant Smell After Having My Grease Trap Cleaned?

A grease trap separates oils, fats, and grease from your wastewater, but some organic solids and food particles may still be trapped inside. These particles settle at the bottom of your tank, and the resulting sulphuric gases cause a foul smell inside the trap.

 Do You Repair Grease Traps?

Trinity Liquid Waste offers grease tank and trap cleaning, pumping, and maintenance. These services significantly reduce the chance of your grease trap or tank developing issues that need repairs. However, we do not offer repair services for these components.

 What Factors Determine My Grease Trap Cleaning Schedule?

Determining how often to clean your grease trap depends on how often you produce fats, oils, and grease in your kitchen primarily. The average timeline to clean your grease trap is every one to three months.

 Contact Trinity Liquid Waste for Help in San Francisco, CA

Trinity Liquid Waste is proud of our level of service in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We offer homes and businesses various septic services to ensure their systems run dependably, minimizing the chance of issues. Contact us today to schedule service if you need septic tank pumping, grease trap cleaning, or any other service we list. We offer 24/7, same-day service at great rates to keep your septic system in top condition.