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Septic Tank Pumping in Baltimore, MD

Close up image of septic tank pumpingSeptic tanks, grease traps, car wash pits, and shop pits all have one thing in common: They require regular pumping to ensure proper operation. Our licensed and insured team at Prime Plumbing will ensure your septic tank is properly pumped to process wastewater effectively. We maintain up-to-date expertise and a fleet of advanced tools that allow us to safely and effectively pump your septic tank and keep it in prime condition! Contact Prime Plumbing to schedule septic tank pumping in Baltimore, MD, today!

Is Septic Tank Pumping Necessary?

Septic tank pumping is essential for preventing excessive buildup of sludge and waste within the tank. This is crucial because excessive buildup prevents wastewater from being properly treated, which can result in a clogged drain field and can increase groundwater pollution.

How Often Should I Pump My Septic Tank?

It depends on several factors, but you can expect to pump your septic tank every one to five years. The more people live in the home, the more frequently your septic tank requires pumping. Your septic system will let you know when your tank requires pumping. Often, you will detect several of the following signs that are clear indications that your tank is due, including:
  • Slow drainage from toilets, tubs, or sinks
  • Unusually lush and green lawn
  • Gurgling sounds from pipes or drains
  • Noxious odors or sulfurous odors
  • Pooling water over the septic tank

How To Extend the Time Between Pumping

You can take many steps to extend the time required between pumping. By making simple adjustments and changes to habits and routines, you can not only protect your system but also save money in the process. These steps include:
  • Keep the tank covered with grass
  • Don’t flush personal hygiene items, flushable wipes, diapers, paper towels, etc.
  • Take steps to divert rainwater away from your drain field
  • Avoid using a garbage disposal
  • Use bleach and other heavy-duty cleaning products sparingly
  • Consider installing low-flow toilets
Finally, use baking soda, vinegar, and other eco-friendly cleaning products. These will protect the bacteria in the septic tank, which helps it operate more efficiently and, in turn, keeps the waste from breaking down instead of building up.
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Our OSDS Pumping Services

Our Master Plumbers are certified to work with septic systems in the Baltimore region. We have the expertise and training required to comply with all local regulations governing the process of septic tank pumping. Because there is a considerable risk of injury and damage, many counties in Maryland require specialized training and expertise to perform the task. At Prime Plumbing, we have earned these qualifications and guarantee our services will comply with the regulations in effect on your property. Our team will uncover and open your tank, pump the waste, wash the tank, and perform a visual inspection to confirm the tank’s structural integrity. The process typically takes around an hour to complete. Once finished, we’ll replace the lid and provide a detailed summary of our findings, including any required maintenance or repairs we recommend.

Why Choose Prime Plumbing?

For more than a decade, Prime Plumbing’s professionals have proudly served clients in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Carroll, and Harford counties. When you choose our team, you will always enjoy service from background-checked plumbers and honest, upfront pricing. Most importantly, you will always receive expert recommendations and superior-quality workmanship that will keep your septic system in prime condition! When you want to save time, call Prime Plumbing to schedule septic tank pumping in the Baltimore County region today!

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Staying local made sure that I was taken care of once again. Called on a Thursday and they had someone out by 8am on Friday. Al did a phenomenal job! I explained the issues, he gave me 4 different solution options with pricing, answered all my questions, kept everything clean and sanitary, and was so kind. Job was completed the same day and was reasonably priced. As a single female I didn't feel like I was manipulated for extra services or overpriced, I was treated with complete respect. I'll certainly use them again!

Amanda M.

The whole process was very easy. From making the appointment online and the confirmation via text message, they sent me a photo of the plumber who was going to come to my house. The day of the appointment the plumber called me to tell me that he was on his way. Upon arrival at the house he was very professional and courteous. He explained everything to me in great detail. I recommend this company 100% and they accept all kinds of payments plus a guarantee on the job for one year.

Virna R.

Sam came out for the estimate and recorded everything they were going to do along with taking photos. Job was redoing feed and drain lines under the sink, and installing a new dishwasher and disposal. Called on Monday to schedule once the dishwasher was delivered, and they had us booked for the next day. Al showed up on time for appointment, completed all work quickly, leak checked, ran washer and disposal to verify correct operation, took photos to document, and packed out all the debris. Under $900 parts and labor, including new cutoff valves, new washer feed line, new sink trap, removal and reinstall of disposal and dishwasher, including supplies. Charged exactly what was provided on the job estimate. Highly recommended.

Rob N.

I absolutely recommend Prime Plumbing. I called them after seeing positive Google reviews. The office agent got an appointment 3 hours after I called. The technician called me 5-10 minutes before arrival. Will, the technician was super professional and thoughtful about the space. He wore the disposable shoe protectors as to not bring the outdoors inside. He was mindful not to use machinery that would harm my home. He also answered my questions with a friendly and pleasant demeanor. The problem was fixed and I was so happy. 5 stars!

Amara B.

A real person answered the phone at 4:30 pm and not a long voicemail. It was easy to schedule an appointment. Information regarding upfront consultation fee was provided during the phone call. Reminder text message was sent one day before the appointment. On the day of the appointment, an additional text message with the picture of the plumber who is coming was sent. Overall a very pleasant experience. Our plumber was knowledgeable and professional. He also made sure to put on booties which I really appreciated

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