Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2023-05-15T11:58:34-07:00
Do the technicians at Bainbridge Septic undergo continual training?2023-03-28T11:29:06-07:00

Yes. Our technicians undergo continual training and education courses to serve our customers better.

Bainbridge Septic Tank Pumping is licensed and bonded. Our septic technicians are certified through Kitsap Public Health and continue education through Washington Onsite Sewage Association (WOSSA).

Should I install a septic tank riser?2023-03-28T11:28:46-07:00

Yes. A septic tank riser is a pipe made of either plastic, fiberglass, or concrete. It creates a vertical portal at the ground surface for easy access to the septic tank for inspection and pumping out. The lid is then either left exposed or with a very thin layer of soil and grass over it.

A riser is beneficial because it makes your septic tank more assessable. It also helps you save on labor expenses if there is an issue with your septic system.

Does Bainbridge Septic service grease traps?2023-03-28T11:28:14-07:00

Yes. We specialize in servicing commercial grease traps. We pump grease traps of all sizes regularly or as needed. Set it up and forget it!

What does Bainbridge Septic do when servicing my septic tank?2023-05-03T12:47:59-07:00

Our team takes pride in following a quality assurance model and taking each septic inspection as a detailed step-by-step process. Each time we perform a septic service, we follow these steps:

  • On-site inspection at your home
  • Location of your septic system
  • Performance of tests on the system
  • Septic pumping (or cleaning out your holding tank)
  • Visual inspection of tanks for cracks and defaults
  • Cleaning of your effluent filter
What cleaning products should I avoid with my septic system?2023-05-03T12:48:07-07:00

You can generally use household cleaning products, like toilet cleaner, without harming your septic system. However, you should avoid using an excessive amount of them.
Note that the following products can result in damage to your septic system:

  • Water softeners
  • Oil
  • Paint thinners
  • Weed or insect killers
  • Cooking grease
  • Bath oils
  • Kitty litter
What products are safe for my septic system?2023-05-03T12:48:18-07:00

The following products are considered septic safe:

  • Biodegradable products
  • 100% natural cleaners
  • Products that are verified as “septic safe” by a third party (such as Ecocert or The Environmental Working Group)
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Borax
  • Baking Soda
What are signs showing that my septic pump needs servicing?2023-05-03T12:48:27-07:00

The following are a few indicators that your septic pump needs servicing:

  • Pooling water in and around your drain field
  • Foul odors around your drain field
  • Slow drains
  • Sewage backup
  • Rising nitrate levels in your well water
How often should I have my septic tank pumped?2023-05-03T12:54:17-07:00

Every three years, for a household of four is the best schedule to remember. You should have your septic tank pumped more frequently for larger households and less frequently for single user households.

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