Septic removal or draining is the removal of the wastes collected inside the septic tank. This is one way of cleaning up your septic tank as well as preventing rust and gunk to penetrate the internal tubes of the septic tank. If not removed from the septic tank, the collected wastes will start to corrode the tank itself and you really do not want to know what happens when your septic tank bursts underneath your house. You could have a very stinky situation at that time!
Getting the wastes removed is now a very easy job. All you have to do is contact a company that provides septic removal or septic draining services and pay for the fees involved. You can simply wait and watch from afar as the crew pushes a tube inside your septic tank and they start draining all the wastes collected so they can move and dispose of the wastes in a secure location.
Cleaning the inside of a septic truck varies depending on the type of tank, although most generally have two manhole openings for interior access for this very purpose.
The interior is sprayed with water and disinfectants where applicable, removing any sludge on the bottom. If there is sludge that is difficult to take out, a device called a vibrator can be attached to vibrate the tank, loosen the inside layers of solid material.
If the above method does not work or if sludge that has been inside the tank for a while, the only way to eliminate it is manual. Operators have to either enter the tank or work from the manholes, digging out any residual material. Once the interior of the vacuum tank and hoses have been properly cleaned of all liquid and stuck-on solid materials, the exterior of the truck can be cleaned to remove any residual waste.
For safety reasons, wash stations are provided with wash water bins. Throughout the entire cleaning process, wash water runoff is collected in large bins since this, too, is now considered to be contaminated. The water in these bins will then be added to the sewage reservoirs.
Only after a thorough cleansing is the vacuum truck considered to be ready for use. There should be little or no trace of any material remaining that was in the truck when the job was completed, making it safe for any subsequent jobs.