Northford Septic Tank Services

Maintenance for Your Septic System in North Haven, Connecticut

For homeowners in Northford, CT and the surrounding area, septic tanks are an essential part of any plumbing system. Simply put, septic tanks store and treat wastewater from your home. These underground containers convert wastewater into a safer, more manageable form that enables it to be safely disposed of later. 

This is why septic tank services such as cleaning, inspections or pumping are so important to ensure your system is maintained and functioning properly. When you're in need of a service, you can trust you'll get 5-star service from our plumbers at A-Team Plumbing & Drain.

Why Choose A-Team Plumbing & Drain

Depending on the size of your home and septic tank, your system needs to be serviced every three to five years. Our expert septic tank services in Northford include cleaning, pumping, and inspection, so your septic system is reliable. 

Our same-day appointments and 24/7 service are here for your home or commercial space whenever you need us. Ignoring your septic system’s needs is a surefire way to cause a wastewater backup and water damage to your property. Protect against this plumbing emergency with our services.

Is It Time to Pump My Septic Tank?

Various factors contribute to when it’s time to pump your septic tank, but the general rule is that it should be emptied every three to five years. 

Consider these factors if you’re unsure when it’s time to pump your tank:

  • Home size: How many bathrooms and other fixtures use water is critical to how often your septic tank needs to be cleaned. The more areas water is used, the faster your tank fills up.
  • Total wastewater generated: The water fixtures in your home, their efficiency, and how often they are used contribute to the total amount of wastewater. Compared with the tank size, this number is the most significant indicator of when it’s time to pump your septic tank.
  • Tank size: A smaller tank will need to be pumped more often, about every three years, but a larger one could go five years without a service. If you don’t know the size of your septic tank, you can find out when it gets pumped.
  • People in the home: The more people who use a commercial space or live in a home, the more wastewater is generated. Depending on the size of your tank, this can mean you need septic tank pumping more often than every three years.

Don’t hesitate when we’re here to help. Call (203) 599-3992 when you are ready to schedule an appointment!


FAQ About Septic Tank Inspections

tMany homes, businesses, and industrial settings use septic tanks throughout Connecticut. 

When you need expert septic tank services in Northford, we’re here to answer your questions:

How Often Should I Get an Inspection?

A full septic inspection can only be completed after your tank is pumped. This means you should get an assessment every three to five years or before you sell or buy a home with a septic tank.

What Are the Signs That My Septic System Needs Inspection?

Signs that your septic system needs inspection include slow drains, bad odors, gurgling noises, pooling water, lush grass near the tank, sewage backup, high nitrate levels in well water, standing water, increased utility bills, and unexplained health issues.

What Happens During an Inspection?

If you need an inspection without your tank being pumped, it typically only includes checking the age of the system and its recent maintenance. This usually consists of a pressure check by turning on various plumbing fixtures and a simple drain field inspection.

A more in-depth review is completed after a tank is pumped. A drained tank allows our experts to monitor how water flows from the home and if there’s backflow between the drain field and the tank. This indicates more significant problems like blockages or collapsed pipes that need repair.

How Much Does an Inspection Cost?

Depending on the size of your tank and the depth of the inspection, these services can cost between $500-$1,000. Though this seems like a high cost, it provides the peace of mind you need for years to come.

Why Should I Get an Inspection Before Buying a Home?

Your city or loan provider may require a septic inspection before you buy a home. If it isn’t required, an inspection can help you know what repairs or services your system may need in the near future and provide confidence that this home is right for you.

You can reach us at (203) 599-3992 or fill out our online contact form to speak to a member of our team. Schedule our expert septic tank services in Northford today!

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  • Manny and his team showed up within 45 mins after placing a call. They tried to locate my septic tank but needed to return the next morning with larger equipment, they found my tank after digging and determine it had failed(over 60 years old). We agreed on a price to hook up to Sewers once CBYD and permits were done work

    John S.
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