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4 FAQs About Finding Septic Tank Lids April 11, 2017

View Basin, Gig Harbor Peninsula
4 FAQs About Finding Septic Tank Lids, Gig Harbor Peninsula, Washington

It’s time for septic tank pumping—do you know how to locate your tank’s lid? Hemley's Septic Tank Cleaning & Rooter Service is here to provide you with FAQs and answers about finding the cover to your septic system. Serving Gig Harbor, WA, for more than half a century, this family-owned and -operated business is committed to helping you keep your septic tank clean and functional. If you need help identifying the various components of your septic tank before pumping, rely on these knowledgeable professionals.

4 FAQs About Locating Septic Tank Lids

Does My Septic Tank Have a Diagram?

septic tanksIf your septic service company provided you with a map during your tank’s installation, it should help you easily identify the location of your septic tank lid. However, if you have misplaced your septic tank diagram, or if you never had one to begin with, you will need to do a bit of detective work.

What Signs Should I Look For?

Without a map, some visual cues that should help you find the lid of your septic tank system. Look for any unusually low or high spots in your yard, where the grass may have grown over the top of your tank. The chances are likely that you’ll find your septic tank lid just beneath the grass in that area.

Can I Follow the Pipe to Find the Lid?

If visual cues fail, use the main septic line as a roadmap to your tank’s lid. Insert a small metal probe into the ground to locate the pipe, and then follow it by reinserting the metal rod into the earth every two feet or so. Eventually, the main pipe will lead to the lid of your septic tank.

Do I Need to Call the Pros?

If you have tried all of the above methods and still cannot find your septic tank lid, you may need to go ahead and all your local septic tank service provider. Their technicians will be happy to make a house call and assist you with locating the lid of your tank. 

Whether you need septic tank pumping, sewage pump repairs, or other services, Hemley's Septic Tank Cleaning & Rooter Service in Gig Harbor will make sure your system remains safe, sanitary, and operational. Give them a call at (800) 699-7854 today to speak with a welcoming staff member about scheduling sewage pump repairs, and visit them online to find out more information about septic tank pumping.

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