FAQs

Vacuum Trucks & Septic Maintenance in Jefferson City, MO

At All Clear Pumping & Sewer, we're always here to answer your questions and provide support. Read our FAQs below and find out answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. If you're not satisfied with the information we provided, give us a call at 573-634-0165! We'll gladly assist you.
Asked questions us about for septic maintenance in Jefferson City

What's an aerator?

Aerators produce air flow that helps bacteria flourish. The bacteria break down waste, improving the life span of your system.

My tank was cleaned two weeks ago and it's already full. What's wrong?

The liquid level of all tanks is 12 inches below the top of the tank. On average, households consume 500 gallons of water per day. It sometimes takes a couple days for a tank to refill back to its normal level.

When I look into the tank, I see liquid near the top. Is it time for cleaning?

That depends on the sludge buildup. Your septic tank is designed to hold water in it.

How do I know when my tank needs to be pumped?

We recommend cleaning your septic tank every 3-5 years depending on usage. You don’t want the sludge to reach the top of your tank where the ingoing and outgoing lines are connected. Should that happen, then the sludge can get into your main line causing a blockage. When you have a blockage in you main line, the sewer can easily back up into your home. Allowing the sludge to get into the leach field causes another problem. The sludge will settle on the bottom of your leach lines and will not allow the water to absorb into the ground properly. When this happens, it can cause the sewage water to rise to the top of the ground.

Why is my toilet running or overflowing?

There are number of reasons your toilet might not be running properly, including:
  • Flapper isn't seating
  • The flapper is accumulating film or scale, causing the water seal to fall
  • Kinks or tangles are constricting the chain 
  • Or a worn out flush valve

Why do I need a riser on my septic tank?

To indicate where your septic tank is buried. Without a riser, you more than likely won't know where your septic tank is buried and you'll have to pay a technician to locate it and dig it up for you. We recommend to all of our customers to invest in a riser to save time and money on your plumbing expenses.

How do I find the right water heater for my home?

Again, that depends. We look at a number of factors to determine which tank would work best for your home, including:
  • The number of people living in your household
  • The type of water heater you use (electric or gas)
  • Number of bathrooms
  • The kinds of appliances you use (dishwasher, whirlpool, washing machine)
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