Pumping a Septic System

Best Way to Keep a Healthy Septic Tank in Edmonton & Strathcona County

The best way to keep a healthy septic tank in Edmonton is to understand its inner workings. How does the waste behave, and how can you keep your tank healthy? It’s important to understand where the waste goes, and the structure of the tank itself. Depending on the type of system, the average septic tank system needs to be cleaned every two years, and keeping your septic tank clean is crucial to ensuring that the entire system continues to work properly. Periodically pumping and cleaning your septic tank also depends on the size of the tank, the number of people using the system, and if a garburator is used in the kitchen. If a garburator is used in the kitchen, the bacteria in the tank will not be able to break down the solids so the tank will need to be cleaned much more often.


At Ardalta Vacuum Truck Services, we are committed to providing you with customized service and delivering high quality septic tank cleaning services in Edmoton and Strathcona County. 


What’s the difference between a holding tank and a septic tank?
See the diagrams below and find out!

Septic Tank Diagram

Here, we present the basic liquid/solid layout of a septic tank. Wastewater enters the septic tank and separates into three layers:

  • A layer of scum comprised of mainly soap, grease, and toilet tissue floats to the top.
  • Water, liquids, and suspended soils form the middle layer.
  • Resting on the bottom of the septic tank is a layer of sludge made up of heavy organic and inorganic materials.

Maintain the quality of your septic tank with routine cleaning.

Building a home or replacing a septic tank? We provide both design and installation.

Does your septic tank need repairs? Do you need to replace your tank?

Service Area

  • Edmonton and Surrounding Areas
  • Ardrossan
  • Beaumont
  • Sherwood Park
  • Fort Saskatchewan and Area 
  • New Sarepta
  • Cooking Lake
  • Mundare and Area

Ardalta Vacuum Truck Services Ltd

#1-21410 Township Rd. 524

Ardrossan, AB T8E 2H5

Hours

Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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