"Gonzales Septic Tank Cleaning and Pumping":
While the city of Gonzales' population of about 10,000, is only a third as large as
Prairieville, it still is my second largest septic tank cleaning and pumping area making up 24% of my activities! I
am normally not more than 20 minutes drive from your Gonzales address.
The EPA estimates that one quarter to one half of all homes in the US utilize septic tanks or
waste treatment plants. This means that Gonzales could have as many as 1,300 individual waste water units.
With so much at stake, Bracy's A-1 Septic is committed to maintaining your septic tank in
perfect working order, and I am on call day or night to resolve your problem. Whether it be septic tank cleaning
and pumping or hydro-jetting your drain lines, I am at your service in Gonzales!
What I Do On my Visit to Clean and Pump your Septic Tank Or
Waste Treatment Plant in Gonzales?
So, what do I do when I come to perform your septic tank cleaning and pumping or treatment plant
cleaning and pumping in Gonzales?
First, I find out what kind of septic tank or waste treatment plant is, for this determines how
I will go about cleaning and pumping your septic tank or waste treatment plant. If the septic tank outline is not
visible at the surface, I employ a special probe that allows me to find the boundaries of the septic tank or waste
treatment plant for proper cleaning and pumping.
There are two basic designs I encounter in my septic tank cleaning and pumping and
watewater treatment plants in Gonzales. One is the true "septic tank". This is a round cylinder shaped having only
a single chamber. The septic tank utilizes an anerobic (without oxygen) process to breakdown the fecal wastes.
This type of process is not very efficient but was the first system utilized years ago in Gonzales.
The old round septic tank in Gonzales, not being very efficient, is prone to solid waste buildup
and must be cleaned and pumped more often than the waste water treatment plants I will discuss shortly. However, it
is the easiest tank for me to clean and pump because I only need to enter the septic tank through one inspection
window, which leads to the one chamber.
The second type of septic tank is not really a septic tank at all...it is the waste
treatment plant. This is the modern septic system to process waste water and fecal matter in Gonzales. The
waste water treatment plant can either be rectangular or cylindrical in shape and is made of a variety of
materials which include steel, cement, plastic or fiberglass.
The waste water treatment plant, whether rectangular or cylindrical, is made up of two chamber,
instead of the one chambered "septic tank" I discussed earlier. A wall seperates the two chambers from top to
bottom with the exception of a small space at the very bottom where the contents of one chamber can pass liquid
wastes to the other. This is important as the waste water treatment plants in Gonzales work by having the inlet
waste line drain from the house empty into the first septic tank chamber. At the bottom of this first chamber there
is an air pipe that spews out compressed air that bubbles up to the surface of the tank and greatly aids the
digestion of the liquid wastes and fecal matter.
This process is called "aerobic" digestion, which means that the breaking down of the waste is
through oxygenation or oxidation. This is a much more efficient process than the old single chambered septic tank!
Now as the waste matter is broken down it gives off methane gas and the remainder turns to more of liquid
state. This liquid passes down through the bottom space between the two chambers to the second chamber, where it
goes up and out the tail line to your drainage ditch. As you can see the two chambers of the waste water treatment
plant aid in segregating the solids of the inlet wastes from the house to the first chamber.
Being a two chambered tank, it is more difficult to clean and pump the waste water
treatment plant than it is to do septic tank cleaning and pumping. This is because you must enter through two
inspection doors to get to both chambers. This takes a lot of extra work, but as you can now understand, if you
just clean and pump out of one side you will leave sludge in the other chamber.
Be Warned About Septic Tank Cleaning and Pumping and
Wastewater Treatment Plant Cleaning and Pumping in Gonzales!!!!
Now that you know a little about the theory of septic tanks and wastewater treatment plants, be
warned that there are unscrupulous septic tank cleaning and pumping companies that only clean and pump your septic
tank or treatment plant through the vertical 8 inch inspection pvc pipe that sticks up out of your tank
through the ground. If you see anyone starting to clean and pump your septic tank in this way, you will know they
are trying to cheat you by quickly pumping out the liquids, while leaving the bulk of the sludge and solids
At Bracy's A-1 Septic, I will not take shortcuts! I will clean and pump out your septic tank in Gonzales so
that nothing of the waste remains!
More Septic Tank Cleaning And Pumping And Waste Water Treatment Plant Tips:
For best results contract septic tank cleaning and pumping every three to five years. If any septic
tank cleaning and pumping company advises you to do it more often or to sign a periodic maintenance
contract, they are trying to deceive you!
For best results contract waste water treatment plant cleaning and pumping every five to 10
years. If any septic tank cleaning and pumping company advises you to do it more often or to sign a
periodic maintenance contract, they are trying to deceive you!
Call me today 225-715-5784 for the best septic tank cleaning and pumping and treatment plant
cleaning and pumping service in Gonzales.