Capewide Enterprises provides septic pumping, Title V installation and repair, plumbing and heating services to homeowners in the Upper and Mid-Cape areas of Cape Cod.
Below are the most often asked questions we receive from homeowners about our services!
No, we don’t require that the homeowner is home while our technicians pump a septic system. However, it is good to be there if you suspect any potential problems that you want to discuss. However, if our trained technicians see any problems with your tank and you’re not home, we will call and inform you about it.
This is a sign of a full septic tank. The average septic tank should be pumped out about every 2 to 3 years, depending on the family size using it. Call Capewide Enterprises today at 508-477-8877 to pump your septic system.
• Pump your system at least every 3 years (annually if you have a garbage disposal)
• Conserve water to reduce the load on your septic system.
• Divert rain water, from gutters and foundation drainage, away from the septic system.
• Never flush cat litter, disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper towels, facial tissues, coffee grounds, cigarette butts, or similar items down the toilet.
• Use garbage disposals wisely as they can double the amount of solids added to a septic tank.
• Do not pour grease or hazardous chemicals down your drains.
• Keep trees away from your septic systems to avoid root infestation.
Depending upon the components needed, usually 1-3 days. If we are just replacing a leaching field it is usually a one day job. Complete systems can take up to 3 days for a residential system.
If we are using your existing tank, there is just a short time when we are installing new baffles or tees when we ask not to flush or do wash. If a new septic tank is being installed, normally about 3-4 hours between disconnecting the old sewer line to re-connecting the line to the new septic tank.
No. It is not recommended to park or drive over your leach field, but limited driving of light vehicles should not harm a properly installed leach field. However, under wet conditions any heavy packing of the earth over the distribution lines will have a negative impact on effectiveness when driven over. Always avoid having very heavy vehicles – such as those used for oil deliveries – drive directly over the field.